Sunday, August 12, 2012

Swamp Milkweed

This is the first year I have seen swamp milkweed.
 It is much the same height as regular milkweed,
 but the leaves are very different.
 The blossoms are very like,
 only smaller and a darker pink.
 I haven't tried picking them, to see if they exude the same sap.
The seed pods are very different, too.
 

4 comments:

Everything Changes said...

Pretty. I used to love to broadcast the milkweed seeds back when I was growing up.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

A lovely series of compositions.

Quiet Paths said...

Beautiful close ups. I have found this along the Missouri River; at least I'm pretty sure that is what is was. It caught me by surprise because of the color.

Darlene said...

well don't remove as these too are fav. for the butterflies. I have seen quite a few butterflies since the love the pruple butterfly bush.

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