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Walked in the Nature preserve

While walking in the nature preserve near my house I spotted this Showy Milkweed.  It is an ornamental native wildflower. It's perfect for home landscaping and use in butterfly gardens and it attracts hummingbirds as well. People have also used milkweed for fiber, food, and medicine all over the United States and southern Canada.  Milkweed is a very versatile plant that is easily grown from flower seeds.  I was glad that I had my phone with me and could snap this photo.