Common Milkweed

The Milkweed is just starting to bloom, which makes it seem like I can already see the end of summer, picturing those white-feathered seeds to come. Fragrant blooms. Provides food for many insects. Host plant for caterpillars of monarch butterflies and many moths. The flower nectar was used by native people as a sweetener. Milkweed family. Native to North America.

Common Milkweed, Butterfly flower, Silkweed (Asclepias syriaca)