Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Milkweed

I thought this was a really interesting plant. It kind of reminded me of cornsilk but this is so much prettier...except for the bugs but apparently this plant is loved by a variety of insects, those that eat the pollen, nectar, leaves and stems and then those that eat the insects. I hope the pictures are clear enough for you to make out the pods that hold and the silky strands emerging from some of them.



5 comments:

June said...

I've become very familiar with milkweed. At first I thought they were ugly stalks and wished them gone, but once they blossomed, I realized how beautiful they are.

Jayne said...

Monarch Butterflies use them as a host plant and so many other insects love milkweed as well. Beautiful photos!

2sweetnsaxy said...

June - I've heard of it but have never seen it so this was a treat for me. :-)

Jayne - It was full of insects. I wish the butterflies had been visiting while I stood there.

Bonnie Story said...

What a great blog! So glad you commented on mine so I could find you. Your camera work is great. I used to say "animules" too! I added you to m blogroll so it will be easy to click over as see what you are up to. Enjoy the rest of your summer! Thanks, Bonnie

2sweetnsaxy said...

Bonnie - Thank you! Glad you liked my blog enough to want to come back! :-D LOL! I love saying animules.