Friday, May 10, 2024

May 10, 2024

This plant is Asclepias curassavica
Also known as Tropical Milkweed
This plant is a non-native evergreen
And is NOT the milkweed that Monarchs need.

Please click the links below to read about the many issues facing Monarch Butterfly survival, not the least if which is Tropical Milkweed. This species of milkweed can disrupt Monarch migration and can also harbor and help spread parasites.

Location: Oyster Bar Marsh Conservation Area


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