Beauty is found in the most unlikely places, as with this milkweed, torn asunder and casting its seeds to the heavens. Some have been found to travel as far as 60 miles, though I have no possible idea how they would track these little gossamer filaments.
Found at Deep Hollow Dam, where summer is stubbornly hanging on, plants are blooming, trees are still green capped and the quiet is magical.
Milkweed produces purple or pink flowers arranged in drooping clusters. Milkweed blooms from June to August and produces large quantities of nectar which attracts butterflies, moths and bees, responsible for the pollination of this plant. Fruit of milkweed are brown pods. Ripe pods split to release fluffy seeds.