Monday, January 2, 2012

10: mistaken identities

for several years we have assumed that these seedpods belonged to some Morning Glory vines, the bane of our existence in our garden area:

Honeyvine Milkweed, Ampelamus albidus

however, we apparently have two different vines~ Bindweed/Morning Glory and Milkweed, to which this pod belongs.

also, we thought the insect was a Box Elder Bug, but it is actually the very similarly colored Milkweed Bug.


  1. We have the milkweed vine at our house, too. An aunt is big into monarch butterflies, otherwise I would never have realized milkweed comes in a vine version. The flowers are not much to look at but smell divine.

  2. So glad you have found your 365 groove! Being able to get your bio and photo jive on together is heavenly.