Ripening continues…

Ah, the end of summer signals the ripening of many seedpods and fruits. Here, the Common Milkweed (Asclepias) has lost its blooms and formed seedpods that shall explode in a short while. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
May these pods ensure the continuation of this needed plant for the continuance of the Monarch Butterflies. Monarchs lay their eggs on the Common MIlkweed in order to provide necessary food for the larva to feast upon. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
Here is a remaining flower among the fruits of Groundcherry (Physalis). I am familiar with Groundcherry from a local farmer’s market (thank you Fred, for introducing it to me). I did not realize it was a native species, so it can appear in the wild. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg
As I’ve stated previously, do NOT eat things found in public parks or the wild unless you’re an expert AND you know that pesticides and fungicides have not been used on the plants. Here is Groundcherry that does look inviting. Read more here. Copyright 2023 Pamela Breitberg

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