Tall, milkweed-like wildflower. Can be told from milkweed by the way it holds its leaves pointed upward instead of out.
Flower Type: Flowers each have 5 petals and spurs clustered into an umbel on top of the plant
Flower Color: Pinkish-purple
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Tall - 2-6 feet)
Leaf Type: Lance-shaped, entire (smooth edged)
Stem: Hairy, greenish-purple and when broken bleeds a bitter, white, sticky substance
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