Scientifically known as asclepias, there are over 20 varieties of milkweed across the USA. Milkweed is NOT just another weed. It is a natural wonder – the host plant for the monarch butterfly. Without milkweed, the monarch cannot exist, yet across the USA, milkweed is being cut down! Parking lots, condominiums, and shopping malls are replacing the fields!
PHOTO: Stephanie Puckett