Thursday, September 18, 2008

Butterfly Milkweed (by Greg W.)

Maybe the brightest of the summer wildflowers around Topeka--I love seeing a field of these joyous blooms, and as the name indicates, the butterflies love them too. The adult butterflies feed on the nectar, and the Monarch butterfly caterpillars eat the leaves and make themselves unappetizing to critters who want them for lunch.

I like that.

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