What I have growing, is called the Common Milkweed...or..."Asclepias Syriaca" ( pretty good, eh, Honor?). It is the host plant for the Monarch Butterfly, and mandatory food source. I have also seen Hummingbirds loving it, as the flower resembles a Lilac.
|This is the beautiful flower it produces in June.|
|This is how it looks when it first emerges in the spring. This was in the lawn!|
|These are the pods that appear before the flowers....these are the Milkweed Bug.."Hemipteran"..they lay their eggs on the seed pods in May|
|I removed a branch to the beach,and they continued to feed and lay their eggs there|
|The flowers really are extraordinary|
|The bees also love them|
|This is how they look all winter...."til spring, when I cut them down|
Have a great day!!