Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Swallowtail on milkweed



The milkweed has such a lovely fragrance when it is blooming that it's amazing it is considered a weed.

This swallowtail butterfly seems to have injured one of its tails.

4 Comments:

Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Some of my favorite wild flowers are called "weeds" by others.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I have apparently never seen a true milkweed. Much different then what we called milkweed when I was a kid. The flowers were white and sticky.... and if you broke the stalk a sticky white substance flowed out..... probably why we called it milkweek.

9:16 PM  
Blogger white trash republican said...

Milkweeds have a scent?
Dang...I never knew that! Ours are blooming now too, looks like I'm gonna have to investigate this on my walk today!

9:12 AM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

Gorgeous.

9:39 AM  

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