Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra is a variation of milkweed distinctive to the east coast of North America. Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra features pubescent leaves and stem, along with a slightly larger, clumping stature. This provides a more abundant food source for caterpillars. Usually by late September, Asclepias incarnata var. pulchra releases seeds upon fluffy comas, AKA nature’s parachutes, aiding in wind dispersal.