Milkweed Flyers, Asclepias Syriaca, Milkweed Seeds and Fluff

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asclepias syriaca, milkweed pods, milkweed seeds, milkweed flyers, milkweed fluff

Milkweed flyers fill a gallon ziplock bag which weighs 2 ounces. This is the fluff from about 50 milkweed pods - enough to fill 15 to 20 pint ball jars, or half that many quart jars. You could fill many more if loosely packed.

These fluffy seeds are used for resin jewelry, planting for butterfly gardens, and make a nice wedding jar filler which can be thrown in the air outside to spread love, fun, good wishes, and propagate milkweed plants, which are the primary food source for monarch butterflies. The white puffs float with the slightest breeze and no worries about littering or clean up afterwards. Deer hunters also use them to detect wind direction.

Vintage Mason jars or Ball jars look magical filled with the delicate silvery flyers, and make great tabletop decorations.

The green pods that the milkweed plant produces, dry and split in the fall, releasing thousands of seeds. Each is attached to a fluffy, silky parachute The water-repellent silk has had many uses since pioneer times as filler material for bed mattresses and pillows. A type of thread was made with milkweed silk and this thread was used to produce soft inner-wear like socks.

Milkweed fluff can be spun into a very soft shimmery yarn, but because the fibers are short and slippery, it needs to be carded with about 1/3 wool.

Milkweed fluff was used by the military during World War II. The buoyant milkweed fluff was used to fill life jackets and to line the jackets and outerwear of the U.S. Air Force. Schoolchildren would gather the milkweed pods which were sent to be processed at a central location. The natural buoyancy of the silken milkweed fibers made ideal filler material for these life vests.

Smoke free, cat free home.

Copyright (C) 2015 by Botanical Lampshades. All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without prior written permission.
Milkweed flyers fill a gallon ziplock bag which weighs 2 ounces. This is the fluff from about 50 milkweed pods - enough to fill 15 to 20 pint ball jars, or half that many quart jars. You could fill many more if loosely packed.

These fluffy seeds are used for resin jewelry, planting for butterfly gardens, and make a nice wedding jar filler which can be thrown in the air outside to spread love, fun, good wishes, and propagate milkweed plants, which are the primary food source for monarch butterflies. The white puffs float with the slightest breeze and no worries about littering or clean up afterwards. Deer hunters also use them to detect wind direction.

Vintage Mason jars or Ball jars look magical filled with the delicate silvery flyers, and make great tabletop decorations.

The green pods that the milkweed plant produces, dry and split in the fall, releasing thousands of seeds. Each is attached to a fluffy, silky parachute The water-repellent silk has had many uses since pioneer times as filler material for bed mattresses and pillows. A type of thread was made with milkweed silk and this thread was used to produce soft inner-wear like socks.

Milkweed fluff can be spun into a very soft shimmery yarn, but because the fibers are short and slippery, it needs to be carded with about 1/3 wool.

Milkweed fluff was used by the military during World War II. The buoyant milkweed fluff was used to fill life jackets and to line the jackets and outerwear of the U.S. Air Force. Schoolchildren would gather the milkweed pods which were sent to be processed at a central location. The natural buoyancy of the silken milkweed fibers made ideal filler material for these life vests.

Smoke free, cat free home.

Copyright (C) 2015 by Botanical Lampshades. All rights reserved. No part of this listing may be reproduced or used in any manner whatsoever without prior written permission.

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