Dwarf Milkweed

Dwarf Milkweed

$50.00

Common Name: DWARF MILKWEED
Family: MILKWEED (ASCLEPIADACEAE)
Genus: ASCLEPIAS
Species: OVALIFOLIA
Specimen Nature: HERBARIUM SPECIMEN
Catalogue Number: 41134
Location: SOUTHERN MANITOBA

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Product Description

Although the strong fragrance of Dwarf Milkweed attracts many insects, only fairly large ones like butterflies and bees are effective pollinators of this plant. When an insect lands on the flower, its leg may get caught in a slit where a sac of pollen hooks on. The insect flies away with the pollen sac trailing behind until it is transferred to another flower. Dwarf Milkweed is an important food source for monarch butterfly larvae.

$50 Artefacts include:

  • 1 year adoption
  • Certificate & photo
  • Tax receipt for $50
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