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Milkweed and Butterflies

We live along a gravel road, and on both sides there is plenty of common milkweed. Common milkweed, like most milkweed species, can be quite fragrant at times and is attractive to many different pollinators.  I especially like it when … Continue reading

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Common Milkweed

Here is a common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, seed pod and a large milkweed bug, Oncopeltus fasciatus. The days are shorter now, and I have not been able to get outside with my camera as much as I did earlier in … Continue reading

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Seeds

Seeds of common milkweed rest inside of a dried, open seed pod, waiting for the wind to free them.  

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The Remains of Fall, the Start of Spring

Common milkweed from last year, with its silky wind-blown seeds, remains standing. Below it, a moss is starting to grow its new seta. The capsules will develop rapidly in the next few weeks. The cycle of the seasons is something … Continue reading

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Milkweed Happenings

The seed pods of common milkweed have dried up and split open.  Lightweight brown seeds attached to silky threads have found their way out. This one has found its way onto a New England aster.

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