I spent many happy hours when I was a child walking along the dirt road by the cabin. I would pick the alfalfa that grew along the road and make bouquets out of it. I found this plant near pickerel lake.
I have never before seen butterfly weed in any color but bright orange. I found this along the St. Croix River North of Stillwater MN. I have to say it is just as lovely in lavender as it is in orange.