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Butterfly Milkweed Studs
(Asclepias tuberosa)

35.00
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Butterfly Milkweed Studs
(Asclepias tuberosa)

35.00

This tiny flower comes from a plant called the butterfly milkweed.  We cast a few of these flowers in June right as they were beginning to bud.  Then we made a mold from the best piece.   

The cones on the outside are about to open into petals and you can see the filament-like stamens tucked into them, while the central disk is smooth and polished to a high shine.

  • Sterling silver earrings and post
  • 3/8 inch diameter
  • Dark gray patina highlights depths
  • Ships in 1-2 days

These tiny flowers are incredibly complex, with the ability to catapault their pollen onto insects instead of relying on chance friction pollination.  

Milkweeds are also the only flower that the Monarch butterfly will lay its larva on.  The plant is bitter and poisonous to most predators that would eat the young caterpillars, so when they hatch and eat the milkweed, they ingest instant armor.  

Instagram or Facebook: @shademetals

 

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This tiny flower comes from a plant called the butterfly milkweed.  We cast a few of these flowers in June right as they were beginning to bud.  Then we made a mold from the best piece.   

The cones on the outside are about to open into petals and you can see the filament-like stamens tucked into them, while the central disk is smooth and polished to a high shine.

  • Sterling silver earrings and post
  • 3/8 inch diameter
  • Dark gray patina highlights depths
  • Ships in 1-2 days

These tiny flowers are incredibly complex, with the ability to catapault their pollen onto insects instead of relying on chance friction pollination.  

Milkweeds are also the only flower that the Monarch butterfly will lay its larva on.  The plant is bitter and poisonous to most predators that would eat the young caterpillars, so when they hatch and eat the milkweed, they ingest instant armor.  

Instagram or Facebook: @shademetals