Milkweed and Monarch Butterfly Mania

Flowers

Common Milkweed flowers in the late spring.

The flowers appear in pink or purplish "ball shaped" clusters.

The flowers may be visited by many different insects for nectar.

The plant's seeds develop from the fertilized flowers.

The seeds develop in fat pods you may see on the plant in late summer.

Try this - Observing skills: Milkweed

There are many varieties of Milkweed found in North America.
Check them out here.

Swamp Milkweed is a moisture loving, native species.

Fact: Botany is the scientific study of plants. Scientists who study plants are called botanists.

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Cultivated Varieties

Do this Life Cycle activity to learn about flowers

Chart Milkweed growth

Milkweed Symmetry

Measure surface area of milkweed leaf

Measuring Milkweeds

Inside a leaf

milkweed flower buds

Explore these amazing images of milkweed

blooming common milkweed

milkweed close up

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