Walks on the Wild Side, Fall-Winter, 2008-9

November 5, 2008
West Fork of the San Gabriel River
Narrowleaf Milkweed and Associates

Section 1. The Plant: Narrowleaf Milkweed, Asclepias fascicularis

Narrowleaf milkweed has distinctive narrow leaves in whorls of three or more. Photo by Karen

The seedpod in fall. Seeds leave the pod one by one to better disperse through a period of days and different kinds of weather. Seeds have plumes to catch the wind. Photo by Michael

Milkweed sap, how the plant got its name. This image comes from http://gardenplotter.com/rospo/blog/2006/08/milkweed.html

More information:

Once upon a milkweed: in this complex community, one insect's poison may be another's meal

How milkweed is used ... removing warts? protection against poison ivy?

Narrowleaf milkweed in bloom in summer. Photo by Michael

More information:

Milkweed love, Pollination is tricky, but it works!

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Asclepias fascicularis from the pages of Michael Charters.

Narrowleaf Milkweed and Associates

Section 1. The Plant Asclepias fascicularis, narrowleaf milkweed

Section 2. Insects that feed directly on the milkweed plant

Section 3. Insects that feed on the insects that feed on the milkweed

Section 4. Other insects we saw

“I do not seek. I find.” — Pablo Picasso

original pages created November 7, 2008
text on this page is Copyright © 2008-2021 Jane Strong.
images on this page attributed to Karen are Copyright © 2008-2021 Karen Isa.
images on this page attributed to Michael are Copyright © 2008-2021 Michael Charters.

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