Garden Snippet: Asclepias syriaca- milkweed

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One of the first “Garden Snippet” posts I made was also a milkweed, but I have such affection for the “weed” variety. It plays host to so many insects, not just the Monarch butterfly. Here is a moth and a small bee, both coming over the waxy flowers for nectar.  This species is common to disturbed areas and meadows.

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2 responses to “Garden Snippet: Asclepias syriaca- milkweed

  1. I remember picking this as a kid, along with chicory and dandelions. Love the new blog look/title!

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