Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Milkweed Seed Pods

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Butterfly Gardening Botanical Identification

CREATING wildlife Habitats



Green Milkweed, Antelope horn milkweed  (Asclepias viridis)
Green milkweed pods are usually erect, 2 ½ -5 in (6-13 cm) long and ½ – ¾ in (1-2 cm) wide. 
Milkweed is a host plant to the Monarch butterfly larvae.



























A silky, hair-like structure assists in dispersing the seeds
 when the pods break open.  





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