glad to see this but have not seen many Monarchs
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, US
This member of the milkweed family (Asclepiadaceae) is used by Monarch Butterflies.
Asclepias fascicularis(narrow-leaved milkweed) and Asclepias speciosa(showy milkweed) sprouts
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 the subfamily Asclepiadoideae of the dogbane family Apocynaceae.