Milkweed is a common wild plant in northeast Iowa. I like it because it attracts monarch butterflies and because the pods with their fluffly seeds look so nice against the fall foliage and against a blue sky.
I live in northeast Iowa on an acreage. I grew up on a farm, and learned to love nature a great deal. I have worked as a veterinarian and currently work for a landscaper. The many experiences I have had in life have given me a “wide eye” when I look at the world around me.