Planted in a restoration
This milkweed seed was attached to the wings of a bee collected in a pan trap. The seed is small and red. Two white petals are attached to the seed, giving the overall structure a Y shape, with the seed making up the bottom of the Y and the petals extending out.
I believe this plant species to be milkweed. Milkweed has a variety of species and this also is considered perennial. This is an important species because it is vital for insects. The nectar is what attracts the insects to the plant. They can also grow up to about 2 or 3 ft tall. The plant at this location doesn't seem to be as healthy or green as it typically should appear.
Chicago Botanic Garden.
Herbaceous, 1 m tall but stalk was broken. Opposite large leaves w/ soft undersides, pink leaf midrib. Leaf veins don’t extend to edge and create border. Milky stem discharge
No fruit or flowers present.
herbaceous, in Miami Woods Prairie most plants had few or no leaves, present leaves ovate, solitary stem, fruits are teardrop shaped follicles covered in soft protrusions
rare in Miami Woods Prairie
Most were devoid of leaves but pods not yet opened. A few fully-leaved variants.
Erect perennial, 90 cm to 180 cm high. The flowers are pink to cream, 5 parted. The fruit is large, rough pods held erect from downwardly-pointing stalks with many seeds on silky hairs.
It can be found on the dune and in the prairie, is a very common specie in this place.
herbaceous perennial, 2-6' tall; stout, pale green stem; opposite, broad oblong leaves up to 8" long; milky sap in stem and leaves; umbels of pink flowers; large fruits prickly and hairy
common in this dune ecosystem