Category Archives: Red-Pink

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Appears: Summer, perennial

Native to Wisconsin

Up to 4 feet tall

Likes sun and as the name indicates, wet areas. The flowers cluster at top and have a set of petals bending up and another bending down. The stem up to the clusters sometimes turns red also.

Photo taken at Turtle-Flambeau Flowage from a kayak.

Toadshade Trillium or Red Trillium

Not to be mistaken for Stinking Benjamin which is also referred to as Red Trillium.


Appears: spring/summer

Native to Wisconsin

Likes dry soil and shade, commonly found in the woods

Prairie Smoke

Appears: Spring/Summer, mostly central to southern Wisconsin

Native to Wisconsin

About 6-18″ tall

Likes dry areas with lots of sun, such as a prairie (thus, the name, right?)

Also known as Purple Avens