Monday, October 5, 2009

Macro Monday: A Ferris Wheel for Ants



This is Asclepias asperula, Antelope Horns, one of my favorite milkweeds. I love how the flowers look like green snowballs. The common name comes from the shape of its seedpods, which I featured in a previous post.

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8 comments:

Jemm said...

I have not seen that one. We have a native plant called Asclepias tuberosa, also called Indian Paint Brush or Butterfly Weed. Deep orange in color, it's one of my faves! LOVE this green one.

dibear said...

Lovely plant, what is it? Nice shot. :)

colleen said...

I have never seen a plant like that. How cool. Lovely shots.

WildBlack said...

yeaaa!! looks like a Ferries wheel! Cool stuff!

Meadowsweet said...

Common things look so Uncommon really close up. I know I'm stating the obvious...but I never cease to be amazed.

Kateri said...

That looks so different from the asclepias' that I am used too. It is really pretty.

Toaster4JC said...

I love the bottom picture! Probably my favorite. And I want a ferris wheel made from plant. Plus I'm just amazed by the plant in general.

Ed said...

Very cool shots and informative...:-)

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