Wednesday, April 4, 2018

M is for Milkweed

Asclepias syriaca
South Spring Pool

The satin softness of thy plumed seed,
Nor so profane thee as to call thee weed,
- Lloyd Mifflin

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  1. That is cool, it looks a bit like an oyster shell


  2. I was thinking the same thing about it looking like an oyster! Nice shot.

  3. ...milkweed is a special plant. For years I'd only see it here and there, the last few years it seems to be all over. I hope the monarchs increase in numbers now. Thank Doug for stopping by.

  4. Seeds should have a good chance to sprout soon. - Margy

  5. A milkweed seed pod! Well, whodathunkit, Doug? Not I, said this fly. I stared and stared at the photo in miniature, then enlarged it, but none the wiser. What an amazing photo of such an un-guessed-upon subject.
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  6. I've never seen a milkweed seed pod before. I wonder if Monarch butterflies would take a snooze in it.
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  7. Oh wow, very unusual. I am familiar with Asclepiadaceae as i am a collector of hoya, milkweed is also in the same family. But the follicle structure of that one is very unique and lovely, like a boat or a cave. It would be interesting to see one in person. I hope you post flowers of those sometime. thanks.

  8. Great photo!
    I have milkweed seeds to plant this year
    Hope you are having a good week!

  9. I love it... thankfully many times able to see them where I live

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  10. Looks like a frog opening his mouth...
    Know milkweed only from blogs, never seen in real