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Milkweeds are becoming one of the most widely recognized and interesting plants in North America. Milkweeds are native perennial wildflowers that support a diverse group of invertebrates, from butterflies to pollinators, as well as providing a nectar source for hummingbirds. There are milkweed species for nearly every part of North America, even some sub-tropical species that are grown as annuals in the continental U.S. Besides being the larval host for both the Monarch Butterfly and the Tussock Moth, this native is also the host for Longhorned Milkweed beetles and large milkweed bugs. It plays a large role in the biodiversity of native prairies/wetlands and is the deciding factor in the saving of Monarch butterflies from extinction. With habitat loss, herbicide use, and increased farm ground tillage, milkweeds have been declining in numbers for the last 200 years. With increased plantings in home landscapes, we can turn around the loss of habitats for milkweeds.
Milkweeds have been used historically first by Native Americans for making rope, fiber, and cloth. Also, the unripe pods were picked and cooked for eating. The milky sap that gives milkweeds their name contains latex and chemical compounds that make it unpalatable to most animals. The seeds are borne in pods that split open when dry, and release the seeds, which float out on hairy floss in the wind. There are species that grow better from seeds and others that are better propagated from rhizomes or roots.
The large area that milkweeds are found in makes many of them specialized in growing conditions. There are some that grow better in marshes or wetlands, such as Marsh Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) or Sullivant’s Milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii). Others prefer dry, rocky or well-drained locales, such as Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) or Green Milkweed (Asclepias viridiflora). Colors can range from the white Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata) to the greenish Spider Milkweed (Asclepias viridis), the pink Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) to the orange Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa).
All in all, milkweeds are a very desirable plant for butterfly gardens, prairie restorations, bog gardens, pollinator habitats, beds, borders, mass groupings, and Monarch waystations.
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