Weird leaf growth patterns in milkweed

Weird leaf growth patterns in milkweed

Weird leaf growth patterns in milkweed Aimee Phillippi Date Branched leaf example. Others branch even closer to the petiole. Multiple leaves coming from a node. A whorl of three leaves. I have also seen four and five. Are other folks seeing these odd leaf growth...
More Pollinator Images

More Pollinator Images

More Pollinator Images Emily Mohl Date Brown Belt Bumblebee on Milkweed Clear wing moth on Milkweed All photos courtesy of Diane Angell. The bumble bee is probably one of the better pollinators of milkweed because its thick legs are good at pulling out and inserting...
Pollinator observations on Milkweed

Pollinator observations on Milkweed

Pollinator observations on Milkweed Emily Mohl Date Monarch butterfly + Ant on milkweed Skipper on milkweed Swallowtail on milkweed All photos courtesy of Diane Angell, taken as part of a bumblebee study. These photos are of various butterfly species, but we...
Goats do eat milkweed

Goats do eat milkweed

Goats do eat milkweed Emily Mohl Date Goats at the Carleton college arboretum. Notice the remaining milkweed leaf in the foreground. Just after I wrote a sentence about how milkweed typically avoids browsing, my daughter pointed out this plant on our walk. Goats...
We were out setting up a germination experiment in the snow

We were out setting up a germination experiment in the snow

We were out setting up a germination experiment in the snow Emily Mohl Date Cold fingers Snow isn't the best time to set up a germination experiment. Some of the toothpicks didn't make it into the ground. But, we did see some germination this spring!...