Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flower Rice Lake

When most people think of milkweed typically think of the seed pods and their cargo of silk topped seeds. However many types of milkweed have colorful flowers. This photo is an example of Asclepias incarnata or swamp milkweed. The flowers are usually pretty good at attracting butterflies and other nectar eating insects.

4 comments:

Roxxy said...

oh I love this, especially the colour! lovely!
Hope you can visit mine..good day

Memorizing Nature said...

I often admire the milkweed flower - they have an interesting shape. Very important for butterflies also.

LC said...

I like this very much... so common and yet so lovely... L

Leah said...

It looks beautiful. I don't know if we have Milkweed back here in the Philippines.. Anyway, this is a great capture. =)

Please check out mine, too. I'd really appreciate it if you could also drop a comment. =)

http://neneleah30.blogspot.com/2010/10/flowers-mellow-monday.html