In Search of Local Milkweed Seeds
Monarch Watch needs our seeds!
They haven’t received many donations of local milkweed seeds from Virginia yet so we’re reaching out to ask….if you have some pods waving in your garden, could you collect them and send them to Monarch Watch?
All three varies are needed: Common Milkweed (asclepias syriaca), Swamp milkweed (asclepias incarnata) and Butterflyweed (asclepias tuberosa).
Monarch Watch will use these seeds to grow plants for our area for next spring’s Monarch Waystations!
Here’s what to do:
– Put the seeds in the ziplock bag (separate bags for each species of milkweed)
– Write the species name and the town/state where it was collected on the bag
– Send them to Monarch Watch:
University of Kansas
2021 Constant Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66047