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Sunday, 7 July 2013

Can you tell me what this plant is?


Our walks down by the creek lately have been beautiful.


The wheat fields are turning a nice gold color and getting ready for harvest time.


There are all kinds of wild flowers growing along the banks of the creek, which is huge because of all the rain this year.


I've been in love with this one flower (weed) since last year. It has these nice thick leaves, and it seems to smell pretty amazing too from what I can tell when we walk by a whole bunch of them.


The flowers form in these neat little sphere shapes and I just think they're the greatest thing ever. There's only one problem though, and it's driving me crazy. I have no idea what in the world they are! And I must know!

I thought surely one of my esteemed and knowledgeable readers would be able to tell me.

Can you help a blogger out?








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10 comments:

Barbara said...

It looks like Joe Pye Weed to me!

Jessi @ Practically Functional said...

It's milkweed! I love how it looks too, but be careful with the puppy cuz some species of it are toxic. Then again, some species of it are used as a sweetener, so there you go... :-) Pretty though!

Kristi said...

Looks like milkweed. I believe that is a favorite of monarch butterflies. :)

Kristi said...

Looks like milkweed. I believe that is a favorite of monarch butterflies. :)

Anonymous said...

It's Milkweed

Courtenay@Creek Line House said...

Unbelievable! I'm mad at whoever named it that. It definitely needs a more stately name.

Barb Mullally said...

It is absolutely milkweed and very necessary if you want to attract Monarch butterfies. I let it grow in my garden wherever it wants to. I think the reason it is called that is if you break a stem a sticky substance that resembles milk come out. It looks more like Elmer's school glue to me.

Anonymous said...

milkweed and yes the smell is fabulous!

Amy Renea said...

I had NO idea -- thanks to your commenters -- now I know!

Anonymous said...

It's called milkweed because when stem is bent or broken it oozes white like milk but is sticker! You have to go was if your weeding your garden as everything sticks to it. The kids used to play doctor and put dry weeds on their fingers and glue with milkweed for a bandaid!.