July 18, 2011

Flora Found: Rail Path


Giant globes of purple pink flowers dominate this juicy plant, Common Milkweed. Not only a common native plant but also the main food for our friendly Monarch butterfly's larva. White sap drips out of any wound or cut, proving the name 'milkweed' pretty accurate.

Lending a helping hand, or antler actually, of support is our Halo Deer vase. Two colour silk screened decal on our own peachy glaze. Below, a close up reveals the complexity of each individual flower in the cluster. Out of the six varieties of Milkweed in Ontario, only the Common Milkweed should be picked as the rest is considered rare. You should, however, leave lots for Monarch Butterfly eggs to hatch and grow on.

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