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st3ph

I live in New Zealand and I love taking pictures of flowers & plants, so I thought I'd create a wee picture patch for everyone to enjoy them too.🌻

Asclepias

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2019
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st3ph

The monarch butterfly population is getting extremely low here in New Zealand due to a big rise in wasps, so we have been encouraged to grow "swan plants" to encourage the monarch butterflies, and to try and do our bit for nature, last year I bought two at the local plant shop and they seem to be doing well, starting to get seed pods so I'll be sure to plant more. #monarchbutterfly #doyourbitfornature #seedpods #whiteflowers #milkweed #st3ph-mygarden 🌱#nobutterflyemojiwtf 😳🤔

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richard.spicer.7906

What a great thing to do, and they are very pretty butterflies 🦋

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st3ph

The monarch is extremely pretty @richard.spicer.7906 so I'm trying my best to help it in any way I can 🦋

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debbiegillan

The numbers must be diminishing in Australia too. Don't see many around but lots of wasps. I have never heard of Swan plants. Are they an annual or perennial ?

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st3ph

@debbiegillan their other name is milk weed but in NZ we call them Swan plants, they are a perennial and they produce large seed pods which have hundreds of seeds in them, so I've been told 😃

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brightcolours

#swanplant #pollinators #pollinatorplant

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