Is this possible? Hundreds of swamp milkweed?
We have 30+ acres and have always had common milkweed scattered around. I have a wet area out by the chicken coop and decided to plant swamp milkweed. So I went out and bought 2 1 gallon containers of them.
On our evening golfcart ride around the property, DH says "Look..we have alot of milkweed this year". It was thick, in an area about 30'x30'. But it wasn't the usual milkweed with the wider leaves. It had thinner leaves. Then it hit me......it looks just like the stuff I planted last year, about 200' away, on the other side of some trees.
Is it possible that these are from those 2 swamp milkweed plants' seeds that I planted just last summer?
Maybe we just weren't paying attention in years past.....but I doubt it.
Maybe it was the incredible wetness this spring? I even had morels growing in my yard near my house this year! I've heard of others around here having morels for the first time ever too.
If the swamp milkweed are growing because of the wet spring, how will they do if it gets dry this summer? They are in a very dry area in the field.
It would be awesome if they all grew!!