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Flower of Milkweed

it's flower index is an umbrella shape.

Couldn't remember where it was taken, roadside of some wild place.

thanks to gravitywave

Now I know it is called Milkweed, just a weed :)

 

more info sent by Amanda ( www.flickr.com/photos/narilia , many thanks)

this specie is "Antelope Horns":

Scientific Name: Asclepias asperula

Definition: One of the Milkweed Family (Asclepiadaceae), Antelope Horns are a low upright to sprawling perenial growing 8-24". Usually several, stout, unbranched stems from base. Flower is about 1" long, a pale, greenish yellow with 5 deep lobes which are erect and cupped. The flowers crowd and cluster at the top of the stem forming a rounded oval at the end of the stem. Plant is usually considered poisonous, yet many medicinal herbs are made from it. Blooms March-November. ( www.lone-star.net/mall/txtrails/wildflowers/flower93.html )

It is the only food source of Monarch caterpillars.

Now i do recall it was taken on a Texas wildflower hunting trip in April, 2001.

 

quote1:

The aspects of things that are most important to us are hidden

because of their simplicity and familiarity.

- Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

quote2:

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein

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Taken on May 26, 2006