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MILKWEED AND MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

Did you know Monarch butterflies and Milkweed are the perfect pair? Here on our land we have the perfect habitat for them. All summer long I can collect wildflowers and have a constant supply just by clipping flowers from our property. Milkweed is left alone though and reserved just for the Monarch’s.

Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies
Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

Luckily we live in an area where no one sprays their lawns with chemicals so the Milkweed thrives. Just this week I’ve seen several butterflies fluttering around the blooming plants. Did you know Milkweed contains everything a Monarch needs from caterpillar to butterfly? This one plant contains all the nourishment it needs.

Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies
Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

After a little research I found out Milkweed can be grown from seed. In my neck of the woods they just grow wild in wet areas. The large patch we have is near our pond, so that makes perfect sense. I’ve never tried to grow it myself but if anyone would like to try I’d be happy to harvest the seeds and send them to you

Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies
Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

Once they go to seed there’s a big brown seed pod so it’s easy to spot. Once the seed pods burst open it looks like cotton sticking out from them, it blows in the wind and self seeds making more plants come spring. Mother Nature is brilliant, right?

Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

I’ve found several videos showing how and when to harvest the seeds. One seed can travel several hundred feet and plant itself. I think that’s pretty cool!

Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

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8 Comments

  1. Jill Cohen says:

    I would loved to be considered for the milk weed seeds. We have some butterflies 🦋 in our area and I would really like to have milkweed to increase the population.
    Sincerely!
    Jill Cohen
    229 Vista Bonita, Newbury Park, CA.91320

    1. Jill, once I harvest them I will get them in the mail to you!

  2. I would be thrilled to have some milkweed seeds. My husband and I both love to grow things. Thanks so much.
    Judy Franz
    2165 Holton Chapel Road
    Soperton Georgia
    30457

    1. Judy, once I harvest them I will get them in the mail to you!

  3. Debbie Lorson says:

    I would love some seeds. I have many pollinators and this would be superb.

    Debbie Lorson
    1542 Shadow Ln.
    St. Charles, MO 63303

    1. Debbie, once I harvest them I will get them in the mail to you!

  4. Heidi Tapley says:

    Seeds for me too – if I’m not too late
    Heidi Tapley
    92 Allens Smt
    Cleveland, GA 30528

    Thanks!

  5. Heidi, once I harvest them I will get them in the mail to you!

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