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Butterfly Weed Seeds (Asclepias tuberosa) - Packet milkweed eastern us

Butterfly Weed Seeds (Asclepias tuberosa) - Packet milkweed eastern us

Here at Butterfly Encounters we are encouraging everyone to plant milkweed seeds for the monarch butterfly. The caterpillar stage of the monarch butterfly feeds on milkweed plants. As land is developed and milkweed populations diminish, the monarch butterflies habitat is lost.

As land is developed and milkweed populations diminish, the monarch butterflies habitat is lost. We can rebuild this habitat by planting milkweed seeds in our gardens.

Monarch butterfly garden.  ("One of the secrets of attracting Monarchs to your backyard is not just to include [10 or more] Asclepias (Butterfly Weed) plants in the landscape.")

Bowl of Butterflies by heartcaptured: Taken at The Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens, PA. This little bowl of orange slices attracted butterflies in droves

A favorite food of the Monarch Butterfly, Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed, is most often a distinctive bright orange but there is some variation in flower color, from deep red-orange to yellow. This distinctive color and the absence of the typical milky sap make identification easy.

Asclepias tuberosa, Butterfly Weed, is most often a distinctive bright orange but there is some variation in flower color, from deep red-orange to yellow. This distinctive color and the absence of the typical milky sap make identification easy.

Butterfly Weed

One of our showiest native wildflowers, butterfly weed is also a favorite of gardeners.

Package of 100 Seeds, Butterfly Milkweed / Monarch Flower (Asclepias tuberosa) Open Pollinated Seeds by Seed Needs USA

Package of 100 Seeds, Butterfly Milkweed / Monarch Flower (Asclepias tuberosa) Open Pollinated Seeds by Seed Needs USA

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