M for Milkweed

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Milkweed, Asclepias, is an herbaceous perennial named for the milky liquid which contains latex and alkaloids.  There are many species of milkweed and some of them can be toxic.  Milkweed is an important source of nectar for bees and other insects … Continued

Milkweed Pods

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The milkweed pods have been bursting open to release all the seeds.  I let these plants grow in a wild area of the garden to attract the Monarch butterflies.  Milkweed is an important source of nectar for bees and other … Continued