What is this plant called

Asked September 23, 2020, 8:50 AM EDT

I noticed this plant along the road and it looks so unusual.

McLean County North Dakota

1 Response

That's a milkweed seed pod. Cool, isn't it? Those seed sail away with the wind, planting new milkweed plants for the Monarch Butteflies! https://gf.nd.gov/magazine/2017/jun/milkweeds-monarchs