1flowergirl
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What is this tall perennial (?) with pink flowers?

We just moved to a new location & I don't know what this plant is. It's 4-5 feet tall and seems to be a perennial. It's on the east side of my home and bloomed mid-late July. I have more photos if needed.

https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3576/3850751562_03c6f17833_b.jpg

Thanks for checking this out. :?:
Raised on a farm in northern Montana, I disliked working outside. Now I love it! Taking care of plants helps get my mind off myself. 1flowergirl

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Kisal
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It looks to me like swamp milkweed, also called pink milkweed ... Asclepias incarnata. There is some information at this site:

https://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=ASIN
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1flowergirl
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Thanks!

I believe that is it. Thanks so much!
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biwa
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I agree, it's definitely swamp milkweed. I would keep it if I were you. It attracts butterflies and provides a host plant for monarch larva.

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Thanks so much! You've both been very helpful.

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