Our yard now sports many examples of the new “official” state wildflower–milkweed.
The only local sponsor is State Rep. Steve Andersson.
State Senator Dan McConchie voted against the bill.“”We have way too many official state designations,” McConchie said.
“Just like we don’t need
an official state snack food (popcorn)
an official state pie (pumpkin), and
an official state soil (drummer silty clay loam)
we don’t need a designation for milkweed. With so many designations, we’ve gone beyond the point of ludicracy to meaninglessness.”