Sunday, November 7, 2010

Milkweed seeds

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) provides food for Monarch caterpillars during the summer. By now the Monarch butterflies have started their 2000+ mile migration to Mexico for the winter. The milkweed is also moving to the next stage in its lifecycle. The silky fibers use wind power to disperse the seeds of the next generation.

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