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Attractive plantings like the milkweed, which draw monarch butterflies, are important for maintaining the ecosystem and plant health.

For our garden -Butterflies on milkweed plant. Photo by Bart Drees.

Milkweed Plants * Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) * Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed) * Asclepias curassavica (Tropical Milkweed) * This is the Tropical Milkweed. It isn't native to the United States and usually acts as an annual plant. It still seems to be the Milkweed of choice for most of the butterflies.

Monarch butterfly on Milkweed Plants * Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly Weed) * Asclepias .

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Butterfly Milkweed, aka Butterfly Weed, (Asclepias tuberosa), attract butterflies : Gardens With WingsHost Plant to lay their eggs

milkweed for our monarch friends

falls spent opening the pods and watching the seeds take off in the wind Milk weed pods

The first step in helping the struggling monarch population is to make sure there's plenty of milkweed to nourish their hungry baby caterpillars...and butterflies!

Find Milkweed Plants and Milkweed Seeds for Monarchs

Find and plant milkweed plants and milkweed seeds for your garden to attract monarch butterflies. Milkweed is also the host plant for monarch caterpillars.

The number of Monarch butterflies migrating into Texas is at an all-time low. If you have a garden, consider putting a few milkweed plants in to help them out.

The number of Monarch butterflies migrating into Texas is at an all-time low. If you have a garden, consider putting a few milkweed plants in to help them out.

Kentucky Native Plant and Wildlife: butterfly milkweed

Coral hairstreak on butterfly milkweed Monarch on common milkweed Monarch on ironweed Buckeye on swamp or red milkweed The long-term tre.

-Swamp milkweed. Also a host plant, great hardy Ohio perennial. Less fussy than butterfly weed. (orange milkweed)

[Prop for swamp flora] -Swamp milkweed. Also a host plant, great hardy Ohio perennial. Less fussy than butterfly weed.

Plant milkweed! Butterflies are attracted to the flowers, as well as bees and other pollinators. -Ali C.

Monarchs on milkweed (Asclepias) - with milkweed disappearing in Mexico so are the Monarchs - plant milkweed!

Which Native Milkweeds Should You Plant for Monarch Butterflies? Chicago Botanic Garden

Want to help monarch butterflies? Be careful when selecting your milkweed. Not all plants that go by the common name of “milkweed” are the food that these butterflies need.

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