Milkweed Pods, North America

Common Milkweed, Seed Pods (Asclepias syriaca). Milkweed family. Native to Ohio.
(Photograph made during the first week of August, 2000.)

See also from the Picture/Poem collection:  

(1) Milkweed, November aspect  close-up of the same species, now with the dry pods burst open,
and the seeds with their remarkable white silky parachutes fully mature.

(2) Songs of Love and Loss:Part II same image, featured with the second part of a longer cycle of poems.

(Can be found flowering now anywhere along country roads and cornfileds)

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Photograph by Cliff Crego © 2001