Gardening for Butterflies: Milkweed

Attracting Butterflies To Your Garden

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Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed Plants

Monarch Butterflies and Milkweed Plants

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Butterfly weed has a large range in the U.S. due to its ability to grow in a variety of soils, not to mention it's drought resistant. Butterfly weed attracts numerous native bees, as well as honey and bumble bees. It also provides nectar to butterflies, and is a larval host to monarchs and several other species of butterflies. This is a weed that every yard needs!

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Milkweeds are a critical part of the monarch butterfly lifecycle. This article delves into the art and science of this underutilized garden plant.

Habitat Feature: Milkweeds - YardMap

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A close-up of showy milkweed flowers reveals an explosion of nectar-filled stars that support monarchs and other precious pollinators. More Asclepias speciosa info and seeds...

Asclepias Speciosa (Showy Milkweed) for Monarchs

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Native Milkweed Seeds

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Sowing milkweed for monarchs

Growing milkweed

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Twelve Native milkweeds for Monarchs

Twelve Native Milkweeds for Monarchs

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Attract Butterflies to Your Garden EASILY! ~ How to Grow Asclepias Plants - YouTube

Attract Butterflies to Your Garden EASILY! ~ How to Grow Asclepias Plants

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Plant portrait - Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) - YouTube

Plant portrait - Common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

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Asclepias speciosa, a California native milkweed, is a prime food for migrating monarch butterflies. Photo: Annie's Annuals And Perennials / ONLINE_YES

Milkweed an airbnb for migrating butterflies in your garden

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Heart-leaf Milkweed Plants

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Milkweed plants are the sole host plants for Monarch butterflies. Here we discuss a few types of milkweed and Monarch preferences. Our plants and seeds are safe for butterflies!

Milkweed Plants for Monarchs

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A Close-up View of the Unusual Wildflower "Common Milkweed" (Asclepias syriaca)

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Then you'd better get ready! Fall is the best time to plant in the northern U.S. and parts of Canada. Find DIY instructions and milkweed seeds at Milkweed Rising.

Want the best milkweed patch ever?

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Milkweeds for Monarchs

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Monarchs & Milkweed - Yosemite Nature Notes - Episode 24 - YouTube

Raising Monarchs Part 1 - Finding Eggs (How To Find Monarch Butterfly Eggs)

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What I've found with Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, in St. Louis MO is that it only lives for about three years, sometimes only two years in a typical home garden setting. While it prefers a ...

Saving Swamp Milkweed

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ASCLEPIAS: Milkweed

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It takes a village...a milkweed village.

It Takes a Village ….A Milkweed Village | BEYONDbones

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How To Harvest Milkweed Seeds: All of the Facts, None of the Fluff!

How To Harvest Milkweed Seeds: All of The Facts, None of the Fluff!

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Removing floss from milkweed seed - YouTube

Removing floss from milkweed seed

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25+ Milkweed Plant Ideas for Supporting Monarch Butterflies, Caterpillars, and other Beneficial Pollinators in your Butterfly Garden. Discover milkweed options for your region and learn where you can find milkweed seeds and plants.

Find Milkweed Plants and Milkweed Seeds for Monarchs

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Native Plant Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) for the Garden - Shawna Coronado

Native Plant Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) for the Garden - Shawna Coronado

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Milkweeds have very distinctive flowers, with unique shapes and features. I guess it shouldn’t be surprising that their pollination story is equally interesting.

Photo of the Week - June 15, 2012

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