Colors of Summer: Red

Drops of dew cover the red flowers of few-flowered milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata). An obligate hydrophyte, few-flowered milkweed is found almost exclusively in wetland areas. It is a plant of special value to pollinators, with the bright red flowers attracting large numbers of native bees. It is also valuable as a conservation biological control, attracting native insects that prey upon pest insects.

Drops of dew cover the red flowers of few-flowered milkweed (Asclepias lanceolata). An obligate hydrophyte, few-flowered milkweed is found almost exclusively in wetland areas. It is a plant of special value to pollinators, with the bright red flowers attracting large numbers of native bees. It is also valuable as a conservation biological control, attracting native insects that prey upon pest insects.

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