Naturalist's Worksite News
Published on Oct 30, 2015
I have found a couple of excellent articles that provide valuable information on milkweeds, their value, growth and propagation and on Common Milkweed physiology. These are both in the form of pdf files.
- Milkweeds - A Conservation Practitioner's Guide
by Borders and Lee-Mader (Xerces Society 2014)
- A comprehesive presentation of milkweed, the varieties, where they grow, how to grow them, and the importance of milkweed for insects (including the Monarch butterfly of course)
- The Story of an Organism: Common Milkweed
by Craig Holdrege (Nature Institute 2010)
- A detailed description of Common Milkweed, its physiology, how it reproduces, and propagates. There is a presentation on the insects that feed on it (The Monarch is not the only one).