Flying milkweed pods!?!

flower honey vine milkweed

A native species, Honeyvine Milkweed is a Monarch larvae host and it grows where deer can’t eat it. Everyone considers it a terrible pest except me. I was thrilled to discover that there is a milkweed that isn’t decimated by our otherwise wonderful white tail deer. Before the leaves cover everything, go outside and look for milkweed pods flying way up in the air like little kites stuck in your trees. It is also known as bluevine, climbing milkweed, dog’s-collar, Enslen’s vine, peavine, sandvine, smooth anglepod, or smooth swallow-wort. It can produce up to 50 seed pods!


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Carrie Staples

Author, illustrator of "The Yarn Animal Book", probably the only craft book with instructions for making such unique yarn animals as an orangutan, an ant eater, a llama and a star-nosed mole and "The Single Minded Prince, a fairy tale for all ages about a boy and a pirate captain who both misbehave. The books and a booklet series based on each different yarn craft topic covered in "The Yarn Animal Book" (pompoms and other really easy yarn crafts, knitting, crocheting, rya, needlepoint and embroidery), are available on Amazon and Kindle.

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