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5 Spring Plants That Could Save Monarch Butterflies

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- 1244 days ago -
Here are 5 spring butterfly plants to consider for your garden if you want to help returning monarch butterflies get off to a flying start


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Animae C (508)
Thursday February 18, 2016, 2:41 am
Thanx Larry

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 18, 2016, 2:46 am
Will do--thanks Larry. Noted with appreciation.

Beryl L (78)
Thursday February 18, 2016, 5:11 am
Thank you Larry
It is important to plant the species of milkweed native to you area.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 19, 2016, 5:03 am
For the sake of the animals and ourselves

m r (0)
Friday February 19, 2016, 6:23 am
noted. thank you for such an informative article.

pam w (139)
Friday February 19, 2016, 6:27 am
Thanks for this! I've been growing milkweed for two seasons now and it's amazing to see all the butterflies! Milkweed spreads beautifully and I've given away many plants. Try it!

Donna T (0)
Friday February 19, 2016, 6:46 am
thank you

Scott S (14)
Friday February 19, 2016, 7:06 am

David C (75)
Friday February 19, 2016, 7:30 am

DJ M (0)
Friday February 19, 2016, 8:37 am
thanks for the info

Past Member (0)
Friday February 19, 2016, 9:30 am
thanks Larry!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 19, 2016, 10:03 am
I have several of these, plus lots of milkweed I planted last summer

Anne F (17)
Friday February 19, 2016, 12:26 pm
thanks for suggestions -

Nancy C (806)
Friday February 19, 2016, 3:07 pm
$1.00 for 50 seeds at
I plant these each year.

Mitchell D (82)
Friday February 19, 2016, 5:55 pm
Aesclepias Tuberosa, aka: Butterfly Weed, which blooms in a gorgeous, bright orange is also wonderful for them!
They need Milkweeds, Aesclepias, plants for laying eggs, but also need other nectar sources just for food. Yes, as Beryl said, plant Milkweed species that are native to your area.
I am in the northeast, and have had monarchs lay eggs on the Tuberosa. Watching the development of the monarchs from egg to fledged adult was wonderful.
Check out, as well as The latter will allow you to follow the migration of numerous species, from monarchs to whales.

Mitchell D (82)
Friday February 19, 2016, 5:56 pm
AniMae, I believe that you folks, down under, have your very own sub-species of monarchs, yes?
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