Saturday, November 14, 2015

Spreading those milkweed seeds

Purple milkweed vine (Matelea biflora) seedpods are still popping open in the Meadow. So I helped Mother Nature out a bit this afternoon and spread some seeds around. It'll be interesting next year when I inventory our milkweeds (like I did last April) and see if the numbers have gone up. While I was out there, I noticed tiny bluebonnet seedlings coming up! Yee haw! Separate post to come.

3 comments:

jabee said...

Still have seeds to spread. I was waiting until the temperature went down and the deluge stopped. Guess I'd better get out there.

William Grant said...

Asclepius purpurascens is not available from Native American Seeds and the only source I could find wanted $17.50 for 10 seeds. Nice you have these but not available to the rest of us.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Willam, I usually include botanical names when I post, but I was lazy this time. What we have growing natively in our Meadow is Matelea biflora, not Asclepias purpurascens. Which maybe will help you feel better?? In this region, our native milkweeds that monarch prefer (which we have on our property here) are antelope horns and zizotes.

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