I'm back after missing stewardship for a couple of weeks. There's been quite a bit of rain so the wetland actually looks like one.Swamp Milkweed. It's a herbaceous plant native to North America. Like most other milkweed, it has sap containing toxic chemicals that repels insects and herbivorous animals. It is found growing wild near the edges of ponds and is one of the plants that attract the Monarch Butterfly.