Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Milkweed

I had never realized there were variations in the colour of milkweed flowers.

The paler ones are common milkweed, while the more red flowers are swamp milkweed. There is a third, white milkweed that I have not seen.


8 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Most of the milkweed we see here is darker, often a purplish color. It is really a lovely bloom and it smells so nice.
Marnie

Rain said...

Beautiful photography Judy! I'm learning a lot about flowers by reading your blog now! I don't tink I've ever seen milkweed in my area, it's really pretty!

nonizamboni said...

I've only seen the pink too. Love to see the close-ups. The flower buds are about to open in our area soon and then maybe. . .a butterfly?
Thanks for sharing!

VALKYRIEN said...

This is such a lovely flower - but I have only seen it the last couple of days - from visiting blogs! I don't know if we have it in Norway.

Nice shots.....and hope you see my comment on one of your previous posts!

Wish you a great week!

Annie said...

BBeautiful Flowers , thanks Judy. My computer is being slow at loading, but I have seen many beautiful photos below also...!!
Thanks for visiting my flowers also today.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful shots. Now we can start looking for butterflies! Yippee!!

Rain said...

I just wanted to add some irony here! I commented above that I'd never seen milkweed...on my walk today, I saw a hummingbird in the pink flowers and wanted to photograph her, lo ad behold she was feeding in the milkweed, thanks for teaching me what that flower was Judy!

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