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Sunday, January 01, 2006


Milkweed Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

Paul said...

I've never heard of milkweed before. What are the flowers liek before this seed stage?

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Rock Kauser said...

Happy New Year Judy!

That's some serious fiber from this milkweed.

jamie lang said...

this is stunning - i love these fluffy things.

garyx said...

I geuss since this is a weed you cant make anything with it?

owen said...

So that's what it is called!! i took a picture of some of this almost exactly a year ago and I had no idea what it was called. Fantastic shot, and thanks for identifying it for me!!

Seeing Anew said...

The flowers of milkweed can be seen at here. And as far as uses of milkweed, the sap (milky) is supposedly good for curing warts, and the fluff was once used to insulate Indian mocassins and WWII military life jackets. Milkweed leaves can also tell you if you have an ozone problem in your area -- the top of the leaves will have black spots between the ribs/veins if they have ozone damage.

emma said...

Happy New Year Judy! what an amazing plant!

susan said...

Beautiful shot!