Sunday, March 14, 2010

Silkweed and the Rookery

Whitish things found in the garden clean-up.

The rook.

Milkweed seeds in the mat of leaves.

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People used to use the silks of Milkweed for making threads. Of course, the plant is named for the milky sap that comes from breaks in the stem, but it could have easily been called Silkweed. These seeds came from my single Asclepias tuberosa, and after I lifted them from the ground, were easily taken by the breeze down the street.

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