One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Gomphoarpus physocarpus/Asclepias physocarpa.....Pufferfish Milkweed at Bok Tower Gardens
It was easy to identify this plant; I just googled pufferfish milkweed and sure enough, that's the common name. I keep thinking I've seen this plant before but where escapes me. Hey, I'm old. It's definitely distinctive.....the odd seed pods explain "Family jewels milkweed" and "Hairy balls plant". You didn't hear that from me.