Photo credit: Dave Jungst
Plant these for the Monarch Butterfly!
Soil: Moist to wet (Hydric)
Blooms: July – August
Berries : Milkweed pods
These plants are an important food source for the Monarch Butterfly and for Bees. They are a host plant for the Monarch caterpillar and provide nectar for the adult butterfly and for bees. Monarch’s and Bees are in serious decline. Please plant milkweeds!
Food Uses: Plants are poisonous!
Other Names: Sullivant’s Milkweed, Smooth Milkweed