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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Blowing in the wind...

Not sure what kind of weed this is...it is not a milkweed.

Edited to add: Think I am going to have to eat my words. My North told me it might be Swamp Milkweed, sometimes known as Rose Milkweed. After a google search and looking at the images, I believe she is right. It doesn't have the big oval leaves of the milkweed I know...but guess I should have known it was some type of milkweed because the seeds look so similar.

15 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! are you sure it's not milkweed?

Ginny said...

This is very lovely, you captured it at just the right time.

Beyond My Garden said...

That's the answer, my friend.
nellie

Small City Scenes said...

What a great picture, Rose. And off it goes. MB

Ellie said...

That's a lovely picture.

Sue said...

It's probably some kind of weed that will eventually sprout in my garden!
:)

MyNorth said...

It could be Swamp Milkweed, also known, coincidentally, as Rose Milkweed.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Perfect photo and perfect timing to see the seeds being released.

Sandra said...

this photo is what i am trying to learn how to do with my manual settings on the new rebel. gorgeous macro, so much detail. love it love it

don said...

Nice shot of this special looking milkweed. I like the wispy nature of the seed. Fine shot.

George said...

I don't care what kind of plant this is -- your photo is marvelous. I really like the detail you've captured.

Jacob said...

Milweed, silkweed, smilchweed ... it's gorgeous!

EG Wow said...

I hope it's a milkweed and NOT dogstrangling vine (Cynanchum rossicum), which has long slender pods like this and seeds like milkweed. It's extremely invasive.

Mary said...

I love the photo! I know I have seen those pods before. We used to pull them apart when we were kids.

Sandra said...

I have never seen milk weed, but it looks like the photos i see blogging, whatever it is, it is beautiful to me.

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