June 23, 2008
Love it! Mark its location
Another year and still doing great! Looking down on it. June 21, 2008 at 12:09 pm EDT
Asclepias tuberosa - Monarch Butterfly caterpillars feed upon its leaves. This plant provides needed toxins to detract predators, particularly birds. Blue Jays are said to become violently ill upon eating a caterpillar that has feasted upon Asclepias foliage.
A cluster of 'Gay Butterfly' from seed, after transplanting. Be careful for the large tap root when moving.
The canoe shaped seed pods open to release these parachutes to the wind.
June 13, 06
a shot of the plant showing lots of flowers. 6/11/07 at 5:52 pm
Another year and still doing great! Side view. June 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm EDT
Another year and still doing great! Looking from a distance. June 21, 2008 at 12:12 pm EDT
First year bloom from wintersown seed.
New use for old stockings - catching seeds on Butterfly weed
Gay Butterflies Butterfly Milkweed seedling. May 15, 2010
Same plant (1st year) that was planted in March, 2010, ready to flower. July 6, 2010