Monday, August 11, 2014

A Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora) Of Our Very Own

The plants, which had been in the open field, were now in the shelter of a couple of pine saplings

Clusters of blooms

Close views of the flowers
A very young seedpod - about 3/4 inch in length - which may or may not develop to a mature seedpod

A ‘successful’ seedpod that is 4 to 5 inches in length
August 3rd, 2014.
Green Comet Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora) Of Our Very Own 
Walton County, GA

We knew we had a cluster several Green Comet Milkweed plants. However, every year, when the plants bloomed, deer would nip the flowers. I’d gotten to the point that I wasn’t checking the plants any more. So I was surprised when W told me there were both flowers and seedpods on the plants this year.

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