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    08 / 10 / 2016

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Found inEast Cobb, a vine with a flower, think it is a kind of milkweed


  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Those seeds should grow. I’d go ahead and sow them in several pots, and/or work up some soil along a fence. They are very slow growers…sow the seed when fresh, the seedlings should emerge in the spring.

    August 16th, 2016 at 6:00pm

  • Lou Flower Fanatic says:

    Thank you so much for the information. I received the seedpod from a friend but I am going to ask for a pod that has ripened on the vine and try to grow some plants.

    August 16th, 2016 at 5:47pm

  • Amy Flower Fanatic says:

    Yes, this looks like Milkweed as mentioned. It appears that when it was opened it was not quite ripe yet, and when ripe, the seeds will have a large fluff attached to them, and they are extremely light and will blow, even with virtually no wild. Milkweed is an especially important plant, and you are lucky to have it. If you’ve been hearing about the decline of monarchs, you may have heard that it is the only plant (leaves) that the monarch caterpillar can eat! Many butterflies will come to the flowers too! It is EXTREMELY and beautifully fragrant. Enjoy!

    August 15th, 2016 at 11:49am

  • Lou Flower Fanatic says:

    Thanks for your help.

    August 14th, 2016 at 3:47pm

  • laura735 Unregistered says:

    You are probably right about it’s being in the milkweed family. Check out angularfruit milkvine/ anglepod milkvine (Matelea gonocarpos) and see if you have a match. Click and scroll down on link below for more information. Best wishes!

    August 14th, 2016 at 1:42pm

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