Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Asclepias

The Asclepias are coming, the Asclepias are coming. Well, I guess they are here. There were four species of Asclepias in bloom last week.


Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)




Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata)




Showy Milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)




Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

4 comments:

bev said...

Beautiful series of shots of Asclepias! So nice to see a comparative series on their flowers.

kerrdelune said...

Yes they are coming, and so are the Monarch butterflies, a few have been seen so far, but I am looking forward to many of them (not to mention nesting goldfinches)

Ontario Wanderer said...

Glad you liked the comparative series Bev. Since I posted, the Swamp Milkweed have started to bloom too but I don't have a photo yet as they were too far into the swamp for me.

Kerrdelune, We have had Monarch butterflies for a couple of weeks and there are many caterpillars now on our milkweeds.

Randa said...

Delightful! The Showy Milkweed looks Otherwordly.