What's that growing in the middle of my yard?
While mowing Saturday, I came upon a lone milkweed in the middle of the lawn. This milkweed has the "ruffled" leaf on it like the variegata. What is interesting, is that it is no where near my variegata plants.
I have had milkweed come up in several locations in the yard. Before we built, this lot was covered in tall grasses, weeds, and "weed" trees. I don't think it had been cultivated for a long time, if ever. I'm wondering if there were some milkweeds growing here at one time or another. The spot where this particular MW came up was near a small stand of trees and would have been sheltered.
I will be both amazed and blessed if this is another variegata--as it would have to be a wild-cultivated one.
Just to let you know, my yard sprouts all kinds of stuff--wild cherry trees--by the thousands, polk plants, purple clover, and vetch to name a few. The surrounding area was a sod farm, but this lot had too much vegetation and slope, so was never used for that purpose.