Milkweedy curbside art in Parkdale

Thankful to be passing by, and spotted this little art piece by the sidewalk in someone’s garden

Think of this as an Almost-Wordless* Wednesday-on-Saturday. Love the use of milkweed seed here.

Gratitude to the internet and search engines for satisfying my curiosity: The fluffy, parachute-like structure at the top of the milkweed seed, or achene, is called a pappus. A good word for Scrabble.

And thanks again to the web for finding this article from Forager’s Harvest, talking at length about milkweed. The immature silk can be a good substitute for cheese – as well as fine art. Who knew?

(*Confession: I am almost-never almost-wordless. As you can see. Happy Saturday.)

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