Milkweeds = Monarchs

Migratory monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) are beloved. ¬†Milkweed (Asclepias.sp.) is their larval food, so planting milkweeds is encouraged. 22 species of milkweed occur in Florida (and in different habitats). Pictured above is scarlet milkweed (Asclepais curassavica), also known as bloodlfower,…