Planted here at the Information Kiosk as a pollinator garden initiative, Swamp Milkweed serves as a pollen and nectar source for butterflies and bees in late summer. It has bright green leaves and vibrant pink blooms. It is also one of the only plants that Monarch butterflies can lay its eggs on. Hatched Monarch caterpillars eat the leaves of Swamp Milkweed until they are ready to go into chrysalis. From chrysalis to an emergent, the Monarch butterfly will feed on the nectar of this plant for energy before making its long journey to Mexico. By planting Swamp Milkweed, we can contribute to the conservation and survival of Monarch butterflies in the province!

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