with Milkweed bugs
no monarch butterfly eggs yet
Asclepias curassavica (Blood Flower); native to South America
Host for D. Plexippus. Will be interesting to see if any use it in the fall.
Asclepias L. (1753), the milkweeds, is a genus of herbaceous perennial, dicotyledonous plants that contains over 140 known species. It previously belonged to the family Asclepiadaceae, but this is now classified as a subfamily Asclepiadoideae of the dogbane family Apocynaceae.