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Milkweed FAQ

List of Milkweed by state

Find Milkweed, Grow Milkweed Plants.

A Closer Look at Monarchs & Milkweeds: Latest Information from Xerces

How to germinate milkweed seeds.

Gardening! Gardening! Gardening! » How to Germinate and Grow Milkweed Seed

Adult monarch butterfly on common milkweed © Beatriz Moisset

The Milkweed Community

No Milkweed, No Monarchs - YouTube

No Milkweed, No Monarchs

Buy native milkweed seeds here

Monarch | Buy Rare Seeds | Asclepias | Aristolochia | Passiflora | Passion Vines

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

Monarch Mania! Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

Why Don't Monarchs Get Sick From Eating Milkweed?

Why Don't Monarchs Get Sick From Eating Milkweed?

Different species of milkweed

Milkweed - Butterfly Gardens To Go

The 'hello yellow' variety of butterfly weed can be mixed in with the original orange Ascelpias tuberosa to create a colorful display of sunny milkweed flowers for precious pollinators.

Find Milkweed Plants and Milkweed Seeds for Monarchs

Asclepias variegata is a rare milkweed species that features wintry white flowers with distinctive red markings. Its common name is redring milkweed and it can be grown as a host plant for monarch butterflies. It's not easy to establish, but you'll have a better chance growing these fragrant, finicky milkweed plants in partial shade.

Importance of Milkweed Habitat Tip

Importance of Milkweed Habitat Tip

18+ Milkweed Ideas for Butterfly Gardens- The thick leaves of asclepias viridis are a tasty treat for spring time monarch caterpillars. The Kansas Native Plant Society recently named this milkweed their 2015 Wildflower of the Year!

Asclepias sullivantii

Asclepias incarnata Cinderella - fragrant, attracts butterflies, hummingbirds. Deer resistant and heat tolerant.

Asclepias incarnata Cinderella - White Flower Farm

Brief profiles on native milkweeds

Milkweed | Bring Back The Monarchs

Milkweed Information Sheet

Publications | Resources | The Monarch Joint Venture

Milkweed seeds and propagation | Native Plant Society of Texas

How to collect milkweed seeds | Native Plant Society of Texas

How to collect milkweed seeds | Native Plant Society of Texas

Butterfly Lady :: FREE Scarlet Milkweed Seeds for Butterfly Gardening

Anatomy of a milkweed flower

Snared by a Milkweed

Restoring The Landscape With Native Plants: Milkweeds and Their Associated Insects


Milkweed Pests and Diseases - The Monarch Program
  • Chris Summers
    Chris Summers

    I have a problem with red milkweed beetles. They eat the milkweed leaves and I'm constantly debugging my plants. They are attacking the leaves, eating furiously leaving minimal leaves for butterfly egg laying!

Monarch caterpillar populations are declining rapidly, and milkweed is critical to monarch survival as their caterpillars feed exclusively upon milkweed leaves. Milkweed also attracts many species of butterflies, bees, and other insects, making it a true gem to pollinators. Habitat tip: plant milkweed in large clumps to maximize its benefit to wildlife. Find out which native milkweed to plant by visiting YardMap: Note: butterflies in photo are a fritillary and skippers.

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