Happy St. Patrick's Day! Spring is only days away now. This is a flower that would be seen in summer though. This is called Butterfly Weed which is a variation of Milkweed. I have this orange variety in my garden but there are also a more muted orange and then a redish variety. Butterflies like this plant. It's supposedly very resistant to anything eating it but something ate mine almost to the ground this past year. It flowers a long time if not eaten. This particular flower was photographed out on Konza Prairie.