A plant so named, because if you break its stem, it will produce a milky syrup. Incidentally, that "milk" is poisonous to humans.
I really think it's a cool plant.
In particular, the spherical arrangement of star-shaped flowers sticks out to me as somewhat unique among plants of this region.
I love the way they look when the7 have only buds and not yet flowers.
I noticed the milkweed growing in a thick patch between the water tower and retention pond within the confines of an unfinished housing development near my parents' house, and I've seen it in a few other spots elsewhere.
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I don't have much else to say, because I think the subject matter stands quite tall on its own.
(I promise I also took photos of log cabins, and an adorable baby bunny rabbit, but they're not milkweed.)
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