Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

The king of the butterflies!

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, […]

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), Monarch (Danaus plexippus), News, Press Releases

Fresh Butterfly Milkweed Seeds Now Available

Johnny Butterflyseed has released Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa) seed packs meant to support the endangered Monarch Butterfly (Danauus plexipus) across most of North America. Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias Tuberosa), also known as “Butterfly Weed,” produce unique, orange flowers that provide nectar for many pollinators, along with Monarch Butterflies. Asclepias Tuberosa is […]

Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Press Releases

Johnny Butterflyseed Submits Official 2020-2021 Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Tagging Data to MonarchWatch.org

Johnny Butterflyseed submitted the data for 2020-2021 Monarch Butterfly tagging on March 25th, 2021. The tagging kit was received from MonarchWatch.org in October, 2020 after the order was placed in the springtime. Johnny ordered 100 tags, and in the end 97 Monarchs were tagged, with three voided tags. The tags […]

Butterfly Farming, Endangered Species, Monarch (Danaus plexippus), Press Releases

Johnny Butterflyseed Designates Newly Acquired Baygall “Joyce’s Garden” as Largest Monarch Waystation and Butterfly Preserve on the Lake Wales Ridge within Highlands County Florida

On February 2nd, 2021, Johnny Butterflyseed, of Three Psilos, Inc., gained possession of a one-acre tract on the Lake Wales Ridge in Lake Placid, Florida. Dedicated as “The Joyce E. Anderson Memorial Butterfly Preserve and Monarch Waystation” or simply “Joyce’s Garden,” the site will also serve as Johnny Butterflyseed’s Endangered […]

Endangered Species, Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Johnny Butterflyseed Proves Monarch Butterflies (Danaus plexippus) Can Nectar from Parry’s Jujube Flowers (Pseudoziziphus parryi)

There were still hundreds of the perfect little green flowers available for Stewie to sample. He was gently placed onto a small group of Florida Jujube flowers and immediately found nectar, drinking deeply. He meandered through the geniculate branches, tasting dozens of individual Jujube flowers.