Monday, August 4, 2008

Sweetest scent,....

Along the roads and in the fields this plant grows in abundance. The Common Milkweed,... considered a weed, for the word is contained in its name! But look at the lovely broad leaves, the tiny star shaped flowers growing in clusters,.. and most of all, breathe deeply the scent, -- a heavenly aroma!

I do not find anything "common" about this gift from nature. I guess it's like love, all in the eyes of the beholder!


5 comments:

diana said...

Do the caterpillars of monarch butterflies live on the milkweed in your part of the world? diana

Cedar ... said...

Diana,
I have not noticed,... but it would seem logical. I will pay closer attention and get back to you if I see them.

Montucky said...

What's in a name? That's another plant I'm sure I would have named differently!

Candy Duell said...

Hello Neighbor! I live in a small town in the foothills of the Adirondack's named Corinth.
I love the smell of milkweed:)It is almost a lilac smell to me. People are amazed when I show them how pretty it smells.

In answer to Diana's question, yes the monarch caterpillars do live on their until they decide to hatch.

threecollie said...

I too love the scent of milkweed in flower...it is subtly delicious.