Milkweed: The Main Meal

I have a few different milkweed plants (Asclepias spp.) growing on our property, and they’re among my favorite native perennials.

Incomplete Metamorphosis of Milkweed Bugs

Last spring, I planted a handful of different types of milkweed in my garden. They hosted several monarch caterpillars this year, though I was never able to find any of the chrysalises.