Baby milkweed and milkvine are here!
Top two photos are of a mystery Metelia seed pod + seeds (big white fluffs aren’t just for dandelions!), which I collected on a hike in Bastrop. I planted them, and they are popping up now! These are commonly called milkvine but are not milkweeds (though they are in the same family).
Bottom photo is of a tropical milkweed baby. I also collected these seeds (from a garden at night shhhhh!) and my babies are here!!! These are milkweeds—maybe I can attract some monarchs with them! The queens go nuts over these too.
March 15, 2018