Thursday, June 17, 2010

milkweed




I was keeping on top of the weeds pretty well and then all the sudden I looked and not only had milkweed rocketed up throughout the yard but was ready to bloom. And now I'm helplessly hypnotized by these orbs like the pollinators who sometimes get their legs stuck in the somewhat tricky blossoms, but I know better than to rub the elmer's glue sap in my eyes - you can go blind. So far I've only seen the extra large bumble bees enjoying the flowers.

7 comments:

HARE said...

I like this!^^

amarilla said...

Asclepias syriaca, nice hexagons in the buds I think. I hope the butteflies come! Hare, it is so nice to talk to you about plant morphologiy, since you document their forms so carefully! These jewels (of emptiness) are everywhere on your blog.

HARE said...

Yes! the sharp. I want to show you something, please come to my blog.

The Necromancer said...

Wow. These are breathtakingly beautiful.

amarilla said...

And sinister, I've since learned.

HARE said...

I didn't think so about it.
I may be an optimistic person.
If I'm scared of you, I'm sorry.

amarilla said...

If you are scared of me, it's ok. But I'm a little scared of this plant! More about that later.