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Milkweed vine pod

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When I was on the power lines right-of-way west of Morado Circle on February 1st, I found not only the pods and seed-bearing fluff of an antelope-horns milkweed, but also a couple of hundred yards away the almost completely spent pod of a milkweed vine. I’d say it was most likely Matelea reticulata, one of whose striking green flowers you saw last October, and a backlit leaf of which you saw in November. This is the first time here that you’re getting a look at one of its pods.

This also marks the end of what what has become a six-part look at the dried-out remains of plants that have lasted on one long strip of ground through the latter part of 2012 and the beginning of 2013. Next time we’ll spring back to spring.

© 2013 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

February 16, 2013 at 6:10 AM

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