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These Milkweed plants were growing alongside the thistle plants that I have been featuring in the past few posts for Green Thumb Sunday.
They both belong to the same family, so it is not surprising to see them growing beside each other.
These pods appear spiky and untouchable, but they are really quite soft and cushy.
The milkweed fluff is all tucked away inside just waiting for the pod to ripen and split open to release them into the wind.
The birds do not seem to be too interested in them, but the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar loves them and will eat away at the leaves quite hungrily.
Hopefully I will be able to catch some of them, but you really need to be in the right place at the right time to find them.
Next week will be the last photo I have of the Milkweeds and Thistles - it is one of my favorites, so don't forget to come back!