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Friday, June 30, 2017

Butterfly Weed

There are relatively few orange flowers that you will find in the wild, but even with narrowed choices, one of the most stunning is butterfly weed.

butterfly weed

I spotted this clump from far away on my hike on Monday because it practically glowed, showing through the trees.

butterfly weed

It's a milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa, and the shape of the flowers is a dead giveaway for any of the milkweeds.

butterfly weed

I'm just chilling, giving myself a good rest before my shift at work tonight. Hope you all have a good weekend.

See Three Milkweed
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The Furry Gnome said...

Such a great flower!

Ann said...

Oh that's pretty

Secondary Roads said...

That is beautiful.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

hello sharkbytes its dennis the vizsla dog hay hmm that is a weed for flutterbys huh??? that must be ware the monarks git there pritty orandj color frum!!! ha ha ok bye

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