Tall stalks, "warty" appearance on seed pods. Has mechanical seed dispersal.
There were many milkweed plants along the path leading near the Colosseum-esque structure. The plants appeared healthy and had pods present but the seeds had not yet dropped yet.
Saw this milkweed...it wasn't "moo"ving very much.
pods were plentiful and very full
The plant has glycosides that makes the leaves and seeds toxic to mammals.
Just starting to fruit, the pods were almost ready for their mechanical dispersal.
Spikes leaves, fuzzy white seeds like dried dandelions
Greenish brown pods with spikes
Long leaves with spikes and points
Milkweeds were found in an open field that surrounds the columns. There are many butterflies and beetles that eat this plant. The plant secretes a gooey white latex substance, and should not be ingested by humans because it can be poisonous.
Seeds are dispersed by wind