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Collect Seeds of Native Plants This Fall

Milkweed flowers and seedpods. English photos

August 30, 2019

One way to support insects and other wildlife is to grow native plants in the landscape (and, of course, not to use pesticides). Many native plants produce seeds in the fall, ready for collecting. Shown here are seeds and seedpods of swamp milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa). Flowers of this plant support numerous bees, butterflies and moths. Foliage supports monarch caterpillars. All of this life supports people’s mental health (and, of course, the pollinators help feed us). English photos.

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