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Old 10-28-2018, 03:20 PM
 
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And what are the insects on it?
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Is this fruit of something?-unadjustednonraw_thumb_5e3c.jpg  
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Old 10-28-2018, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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Milkweed? If you open the pods do you see silky white strands with brown flat seed?

Great for monarch butterflies but not a fruit.
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Old 10-28-2018, 04:09 PM
 
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Thanks for the information ... It's in a park. I can not do anything to it.
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:05 PM
 
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Those orange insects are aphids. My milkweed always gets aphids of the same color.
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Old 10-28-2018, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis, East Side
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Those are milkweed bug nymphs, not aphids.
Milkweed bugs
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Old 10-29-2018, 09:27 AM
 
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Well, what do you know! Milkweed does get bright orange aphids, too, though--at least ours does. Sorry for the error.
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Old 10-30-2018, 08:43 AM
 
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You may be able to pick fruits from parks in your state. In Minnesota we can. We just can't use them for profit - only our own use.

Here people sometimes pick these once they have opened and dried and use them in fall bouquets.

This plant supports the Monarch butterfly so picking in the spring is ill-advised.
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Old Today, 12:33 AM
 
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Anything that contains seeds of an angiosperm plant is botanically considered a "fruit." The milkweed pod is a type of fruit called a "follicle."
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Old Today, 01:20 AM
 
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Sorry, I don't know what is this. But I just like this photo. Good job!
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