Montana Outdoors

July 11, 2017

Synergy

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 5:06 pm

Showy Milkweed

Showy Milkweed ~ Asclepias speciosa and friend

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  1. Always SYNERGY pays! Congrats and thanks.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — July 11, 2017 @ 5:33 pm

  2. I’ve never seen its flowers, only the dried curled up leaves. Very pretty plant.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 11, 2017 @ 7:19 pm

  3. I can’t believe how many milkweed species there are. I’ve seen six this year, but there are thirty-seven species listed just for Texas. This showy milkweed happens to be one our states share, if only barely. In Texas, my milkweed guide says it shows up in “Seeps and mucky river bottoms on the Red River and Canadian River in Wheeler and Hemphill Counties in the Rolling Plains.”

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    Comment by shoreacres — July 11, 2017 @ 8:29 pm

    • I don’t understand the strategy, but the only places where I’ve seen these here is along the Clark Fork river but well up above the water where it is hot and sandy and dry.

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      Comment by montucky — July 11, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

  4. What a beauty, although I like the unopened buds the best 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — July 12, 2017 @ 3:15 am

    • I was pleased to see that many buds too. There will be lots of blossoms before that plant is through. It will be good for the bees! I don’t know if hummingbirds use it.

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      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2017 @ 6:58 am

  5. That’s a beautiful milkweed. I’d love to find it here!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — July 12, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

    • This one seems to be at its prime. They are fairly plentiful here along the big river but not the streams.

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      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2017 @ 3:51 pm

  6. Very interesting Milkweed! And very Photogenic!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — July 12, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

    • It’s a very bold but beneficial plant and nearly always has visitors, either bees or butterflies.

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      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2017 @ 10:01 pm

  7. Pretty milkweed. I keep meaning to plant some, especially for the Monarchs. Do you see many up there?

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    Comment by Candace — July 14, 2017 @ 1:36 pm

    • There are quite a few along parts of the Clark Fork river. Enough to be meaningful to those who need nectar and the pollinators.

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      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2017 @ 4:22 pm

  8. Very showy indeed .. and much enjoyed by the bee

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — July 17, 2017 @ 9:51 am


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