I took this picture a couple months ago and just found it again.
You may not be able to eat milkweed (at least, not without some serious and probably-not-worth-it preparation), but they sure attract some nice butterflies. It’s a beneficial weed, to be sure, and it’s pretty in bloom. I pulled this plant from a vacant lot and transplanted it into my wife’s rose garden (which is only that in name only at this point… I’ve crammed so many other plants in there). It fits in perfectly in any food forest too.
Maybe more will pop up around the yard now that the seeds have blown about.