Monday, August 25, 2008

Showy Milkweed

Showy Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa

Milkweed family

Flowers from May to August and is a favorite of the Monarch butterfly. The buds form a sphere of many pointed, small, pink flowers.

Stoneman Meadow, Yosemite National Park
July 2008

Updated on September 20, 2008 to show the pods and seeds from the Showy milkweed.

Photos taken across near the Yosemite Lodge

1 comment:

Elece Hollis said...

I love these milkweed photos.