Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nature's symmetry

The symmetry in milkweed blooms fascinates me. Above is a single flower on an antelope horns cluster(Asclepias asperula). Now take a look at a single flower on a purple milkweed vine (Matelea biflora). They both have a five-pointed star shape.These two related species are growing side by side in The Meadow. And thank goodness the city has agreed not to mow along the streets because these milkweeds are growing on city easements!

I've never seen this many flowers in a cluster on a purple milkweed vine. Cool!

1 comment:

Rock rose said...

You can't beat the antelope horns for their spectacular flowers.

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