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Pegasys
Jun 20, 2016 3:47 PM CST
I wasn't sure where to post this ... I have secured permission from the conservation director of a 22 acre wooded & grassland facility where I am on the board of directors also , nodding to collect any and all Asclepius sullavantii ( Sullivant's or Prairie Milkweed ) seeds pods this fall as they consider them to be just another weed to be mowed even tho I explained their increasingly dwindling habitat in its native areas due to indiscriminate mowing and weed eradication Crying Grumbling Blinking . I'm not looking to swap necessarily as I don't know precisely when the seeds pods will have dried up enough naturally to collect , but just investigating whether anyone here would be interested in receiving some . Acorn Acorn Acorn

P.S. if a moderator could remove this post from D'n'D's seed swap topic where I mistakenly placed it earlier Thank You!
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Onewish1
Jun 21, 2016 3:20 AM CST

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We have some growing at the back of our property .. sadly I did mow some down not realizing what it was.. but there is plenty there to remove grow
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Pegasys
Jun 21, 2016 8:34 PM CST
Acorn if you wish ... I will make sure you get an entire seed pod for penance Rolling on the floor laughing I tip my hat to you.
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luvsgrtdanes
Jun 21, 2016 8:47 PM CST
I would love to try some nodding
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Pegasys
Jun 22, 2016 5:05 AM CST
luvsgrtdanes said:I would love to try some nodding


Thumbs up certainly ... Hurray! the Monarchs will appreciate it too Hurray! ... I will make mental note of it , but do remind me , Im thinking end of September-ish Smiling Thank You!
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Jun 22, 2016 6:18 AM CST
I will Hurray! Thank You!
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Jun 22, 2016 5:43 PM CST

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mom2goldens
Jun 22, 2016 6:52 PM CST

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I'd also love to expand my milkweed collection. I'd be interested if you have some seeds to share. Happy to pay postage!
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mellielong
Jun 22, 2016 8:08 PM CST
FYI, I shared this on the monthly butterfly thread over in the best forum ever - the Butterflies, Birds, and Bees Forum! I am biased, as I moderate that forum. Hilarious! But I think you might get some interest from those folks. Thanks for offering milkweed seeds! We all need to do our part to help the Monarchs. I see that species isn't native to my area, so I'll stick to my native varieties. For those wondering where A. sullivantii is native to, check out the USDA map: http://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=ASSU3
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flaflwrgrl
Jun 22, 2016 8:16 PM CST
Pegasys what a wonderful thing for you to do!!!! It's so sad that the powers that be did not heed what you told them but hooray for you thinking quickly & getting permission to harvest the seeds! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Then you come here & ask who would be interested. Bully for you!!!!

I sure wish I could grow them here but alas I am too far south. Sighing!
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jimard8
Jun 22, 2016 8:23 PM CST
When their ready bump my mail , please , pretty please ,,, awwww Pleeeeease
If I'm not careful though , I will end up with a garden that is all Milkweeds ,,

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DavidLMO
Jun 22, 2016 10:27 PM CST
If we were closer, I would volunteer to come and give a presentation. I am NW Missouri Coordinator for Missourians for Monarchs. Sullivants (or Prairie) Milkweed is not uncommon, but certainly not as widespread as say Swamp or Common MW. Due to the nature of its habitat, it is losing said habitat faster than many other MW species. It, Purple and Redring are 3 of the harder to find.

Seed should be available in September or so - likely early this year as everything is early everywhere. Check it periodically as summer progresses.

I am in Z 5B and would love some seed. I only have one Sullivants plant. Will be happy to send a SASE.

Thanks and bless you. Hope the Board learns of the importance of this plant to he monarchs.
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mom2goldens
Jun 23, 2016 8:00 PM CST

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How lovely that everyone has chimed in to help. What a wonderful group of people we have on this website. Thanks to all of your for your offers to help. Hurray!
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Pegasys
Jun 24, 2016 7:03 AM CST
Blinking wow Blinking ... I am blown away by the responses here Thank You! I will certainly continue to watch this thread and make sure those who want seeds get them . I'm not certain where this asclepius sullivantii places in the monarch munchie menu . To date I have not seen any adults at all in my area at all . I do belong to MonarchWatch.org and successfully raised and released 37 last year - 20 male, 17 female . This year I have a specifically placed common milkweed area with tuberosa and incarnata alongside them to see which type gets the most eggs laid on and visits from the adults . I have a couple 8MP game cameras that I'm hoping are sensitive enough to catch some butterfly ovipositing action Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers! Crossing Fingers!
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Onewish1
Jun 26, 2016 3:33 AM CST

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Will check out my bird cam pictures to see if there any butterflies
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DEMinPA
Jun 26, 2016 6:15 AM CST
Add me to your list.


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DavidLMO
Jun 26, 2016 10:44 PM CST
Pegasys

I have a test area with 12 species of MW for a test. No eggs or Cats here and I have only seen 2 adults - over 2 weeks ago now. Last year I had 3 types - Common, Swamp and Tropical in that area. Overall I found most ehhs on the Common, but at the larva stage they liked to moved to the Swamp.
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Pegasys
Jun 27, 2016 3:03 PM CST
no adults here at all ... YET ... yer on the list DEMinPA
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molanic
Jun 29, 2016 10:33 AM CST
Thanks for the offer Pegasys! I would love some of the seeds when they are ready. I've been starting several different varieties of milkweed in recent years, but have not tried this one yet. I'll also be harvesting plenty of host plant seeds this year to share. Last year I was in the wildflower group seed swap here using the new swapping system, and it was a lot of fun. It's a good way to distribute a lot of seeds to different people since you send everything to just one person (the host) and they repackage it all up to send back to each participant.

I only saw one monarch so far this year, but it was an egg-laying female. She laid on common, showy, and swamp milkweed. I found eleven of her eggs that I raised and just released the last four yesterday. Maybe they will make their way to you soon. :)

I think maybe I got my first milkweed seeds and other wildflowers from @DEMinPA, if you are the same person from GardenWeb with a similar name. If so, I and over 300 monarchs thank you.
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Monarch released yesterday.
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Pegasys
Jul 1, 2016 4:51 AM CST
havnt ever been on gardenweb that I can remember but yer on the list ! I tip my hat to you.
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