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R. W. Smith
Dry barrens and savannas with oak, sassafras, and/or pines, including jack pine plains; sandy roadsides and fields.
The flowers are usually some shade of orange, but may be clear yellow or bicolored. As our only milkless milkweed, with alternate leaves besides, this is a readily recognized plant. It develops a massive, almost woody tuberous root, from which numerous ± lax stems may arise. The flowers are indeed very attractive to butterflies and other insects.