A selection of the common names used throughout the country: Pleurisy Root; Chigger Weed; Butterfly Weed; Burning Bush; Railroad Annie; Silkweed; Archangel; Yellow Milkweed;Orange Swallowwort; Indian-Bokay; Indian Paint; Indian-Plume; Indian Posy; Indian Paint Brush; Canada Root; Pleasing Root; Rubber Root; Wind Root; Colic Root; White Root; OrangeRoot; Tuber Root; Flux Root; Fly catcher Tuberosa refers to swellings on the roots or tubers.

A chigger (for the uninitiated) is an orange-colored biting mite.

Click Here to Download the PDF of the Butterfly Milkweed