Monday, August 5, 2013
I Love Milkweed
I have to tell you, I really love milkweed plants. Maybe they're my favorite plant in existence. It's partly because of these wonderful little flowers, but it's mainly because of the pods they grow after awhile. I knew about the pods before any other part of the plant.
These plants don't have the pods yet. But they look like little alien pods from Invasion Of The Body Snatchers. All that's really in the pods though are seeds with a cottony section that helps the seeds fly so they can be distributed all around the area. That part is fun.
That feature is something a science fiction lover like me can really get into. These supposed claws are actually soft, so there's nothing to really worry about. And you only really see them with a good up close look. But it enhances the alien theme of the pods even more. Don't you think?
Because of my car accident from a couple of years ago, I've forgotten much of what I learned about milkweed, but I still remember quite a bit. The pods on each kind look a little different. Some are smooth, and some look kind of spiky. They're all shaped kind of like jalapeno peppers, but their surfaces are rough.
I don't want to get too much into describing everything, but that little bit is okay I guess. You can see that I can go on and on with milkweed. It makes me feel like I used to when writing a post. Maybe some of that will spill into my future posts. Anyway, I'll talk to you later.