Butterfly Farming

Anything that Grows Butterflies falls under “Butterfly Farming”

Butterfly Farming, Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Sandhill Milkweed (Asclepias humistrata)

Sandhill Milkweed Success in the Gulf States

Sandhill Milkweed (also known as Pinewoods Milkweed, Sprawling Milkweed, or Pink-Veined Milkweed) is a species of Milkweed plant native to the Southeastern United States. Milkweed species are required by the endangered Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus). Its scientific name is Asclepias humistrata, which is made of the Latin humis, or “sprawling,” and sternere, […]

Brush-footed Butterflies (Nymphalidae), Butterflies (Papilionoidea), Butterfly Farming, Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Endangered Species, Larval Host Plants, Milkweeds (Asclepias), Monarch (Danaus plexippus), New Farmers

The Many Names of Asclepias Tuberosa

Most commonly known as “Butterflyweed,” Asclepias tuberosa might be the most widely distributed milkweed species in North America. It is certainly native to most areas of North America. Other names include “Orange Butterflyweed,” and “Butterfly Milkweed,” both of which are accurate, in that they are orange, and butterflies love them, […]