Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Got Milkweed???

Milkweed is a vastly undervalued plant in the landscape. People just think it is a weed (perhaps because of its common name...). In fact, though, this prairie native has beautiful flowers and can be quite statuesque. Most important though, it belongs to the ONLY host family of plants for monarch caterpillars. A good number of pollinators spend time on the milkweed (which probably also scares people off, but shouldn't!).

Look at this gorgeous flower!!! Can't you find room for a few milkweed plants in your garden???

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