#NPOD: Butterfly Milkweed #NativeplantsPosted on January 30th, 2013 1 comment
Native Plant of the Day 01/30/2013
Photo from June 27, 2010. Location: Walker County, GA.
Butterfly Milkweed - for more photos / info go to the Asclepias tuberosa detail page.
NPOD 01/30/2011, 06/29/2011, 01/30/2012
The milkweed plant is the host plant for Monarch Butterflies and is therefore required by Monarch butterflies for reproduction. The adult butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed and when the caterpillars hatch they feed on the plant. If you want to attract tons of Monarchs to your yard then plant some milkweed. Here is some information about milkweed.
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