If you plant them, they will come. Yup, that's milkweed and monarch caterpillars. Both the caterpillars and a monarch butterfly laying eggs were spotted recently on milkweed growing at Behnke's.
Most people are familiar with milkweed as the host plant for the Monarch butterfly. However, milkweed is so much more than just a butterfly plant. Milkweeds are one of our most stunning and attractive native wildflowers.