Thursday, November 7, 2013

Friday Finds- Milkweed







































Found this very important Milkweed plant on one of my recent walks.  Famed as a plant that attracts butterflies, this wildflower is a must-have for the butterfly garden.  It is the host for monarch butterfly caterpillars.  Monarch butterflies deposit their eggs on milkweed plants; once the caterpillars emerge, they eat the leaves.  

Milkweed seeds are spread by the wind, which catches the fluffy part and carries the seed for long distances.  



10 comments:

  1. exquisite focus, awesome beauty

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  2. Oh, I love milkweed this time of year! I love it when the seed heads split open to reveal their silky insides. This is a wonderful host and the contrast and detail is fantastic.
    Visiting from Friday Finds.

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  3. Gorgeous capture of the Milkweed plant, I never saw this beauty in real life.

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  4. This [picture makes me want to blow on it and see it fly. Fantastic capture!

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  5. I love milkweed too. You have captured it beautifully

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  6. I love milkweed. In fact I have jar of them that I posted about one time. It sits here in my den.

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  7. I love all that fuzz! Perfect focus and background blur. Very nice!

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  8. Gorgeous photo - I live milkweed. It's very common around here, most consider it a weed, but I allow a lot of it to stay in my flower garden. It's great for wildlife, and looks beautiful at every stage. It can be aggressive in the garden, however, so I do weed some of it out. Thanks for sharing on Clever Chicks Hop.
    Janet
    http://ouroneacrefarm.com/

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