Posts Tagged ‘Asclepias tuberosa’

Butterflyweed

I don’t feel right not posting a blog about the butterflyweed  (Asclepias tuberosa) in my garden, even if it is past bloom.

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These pictures were taken between June 19 and July 6.

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Butterfly numbers have been much lower this summer.

 

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The butterflyweed would normally be a hub of activity.

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A large milkweed bug or two stayed among the flowers.

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The caterpillar numbers remained low too.

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Predators were present too.

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The hornet apparently found plenty of small insects to feed on.

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The butterflyweed was reduced to this by July 6.