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5 group features….as of 03/06/2012
9" X 12" pen/ink/watercolor pencil drawing on artist sketch paper… of Periwinkle flowers and Milkweed Pods.. created 02/25/2012
created while watching sci-fi movies on Saturday afternoon, because the snow was still coming down.. multi tasking… lol!!
A combination you would probably never see in nature.. but in my mind, they work and are very pretty together..
Vinca minor, or common periwinkle, has glossy dark green leaves that are a half-inch to 2 inches long. It grows to about 6 inches tall and is hardy in zones 4 to 9.
Asclepias L. (1753), the milkweeds:
Milkweeds are an important nectar source for bees and other nectar-seeking insects, and a larval food source for monarch butterflies and their relatives, as well as a variety of other herbivorous insects (including numerous beetles, moths, and true bugs) specialized to feed on the plants despite their chemical defenses.