Tall plant with long, narrow, stalkless leaves
crowned with brilliant orange flowers. Each flower has 5
petals that curve back and and a crown formed of 5 fused
stamens, each with a hood.
Occasional in dry to moist open areas,
especially along the bikeway.
Unmistakable. There are few plants with
orange flowers to begin with. Only milkweeds have flowers with
such an odd structure, but no other milkweed has orange flowers.