All photographs copyright (2003-2013) by Kris H. Light

<strong>Common Milkweed seeds</strong> have fluffy white "parachutes", they are relased when the pods open. During World War II children were paid by the government to gather Milkweed down as a substitute for kapok, a bouyant filling used in lifejacket...
Common Milkweed seeds have fluffy white "parachutes", they are relased when the pods open. During World War II children were paid by the government to gather Milkweed down as a substitute for kapok, a bouyant filling used in lifejackets (which grew on islands occupied by the Japanese).

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