Milkweed gone to seed

Burst milkweed pods

The milkweed has burst. Across the farm, fluffy white “snow” is flying around. All the way up the trail from the pond, the fuzzy seeds are sprinkled over the grass.

Milkweed seeds

Milkweed is precious because it’s the one and only food for Monarch butterflies. We seem to have a bumper crop of seeds this year, so I’m hoping this means more plants next season.

Milkweed seeds

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5 thoughts on “Milkweed gone to seed

  1. Hopefully more monarchs for you next year! 🙂

    Would your type of milkweed grow here I wonder? I’ve not been able to get any seeds. Hmmm…

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