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Grow Milkweed and Help Save the Monarch Butterflies

By dave
September 23, 2015

Could the monarchs one day actually go extinct? It's not unheard of. The loss of milkweed is directly related to the loss of monarchs. Let's all grow milkweed and preserve this majestic species of butterfly.

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gskipper42
Sep 26, 2015 12:08 PM CST
I planted milkweed for monarchs and no monarchs! Why? Grumbling
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Sep 27, 2015 1:40 PM CST
I don't think this is milkweed,



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but it attracts this,




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which i am delighted to see. So, I'm going to save the seeds, and add them to the milkweed kit, and the butterfly, bee, and hummingbird mix i ordered for along my driveway.

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growmilkweedplants
Sep 27, 2015 11:08 PM CST
I grew native milkweed and raised 27 monarchs and counting. A good mix of flowers and native milkweed is good for monarchs and bees.
Name: tk
murchison texas (Zone 8a)

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texaskitty111
Mar 15, 2016 11:49 AM CST
My wildflowers that attract butterflies have started blooming. And, I saw the first butterfly yesterday. It looked like this:

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All yellow, about 2" across. I tried to find out what kind it is, but there are sooooooo many yellow ones. I was happy to see it, though.
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