Kaleidoscope

Milkweed flowers - "Asclepias species produce some of the most complex flowers in the plant kingdom, comparable to orchids in complexity. Five petals reflex backwards revealing a gynostegium (fused stamen filamens and styles) surrounded by a five-membered corona." - Wikipedia
Milkweed flowers – “Asclepias species produce some of the most complex flowers in the plant kingdom, comparable to orchids in complexity. Five petals reflex backwards revealing a gynostegium (fused stamen filamens and styles) surrounded by a five-membered corona.” – Wikipedia
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4 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope

  1. earnestlydebra June 27, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    This is so interesting – I’ve been reading about Monarch butterflies, who are specifically drawn to milkweed. So, now I know what that looks like. Do you see Monarch butterflies around these?

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    • ericwiss June 27, 2016 / 1:27 pm

      I’ve seen Monarchs, but I can’t honestly remember if I’ve seen them at milkweeds. Chances are good though.

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      • earnestlydebra June 28, 2016 / 8:27 am

        It would be interesting to watch for. I thought it was a more common plant – but I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like your photo.

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