Sunday, 21 August 2011

Common Milkweed


Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca
Many stands of Common Milkweed are seen throughout this area providing vital nourishment for the Monarch Butterfly as it begins its arduous and danger-filled journey to Mexico. These plants were photographed on the bank of the Conestogo River in Waterloo, ON on 20 August 2011.

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