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Wildflowers in Your Landscape: Milkweed is a win-win-win

2014-07-19 - Fairplay, KY - Photo by Joyce Coomer. Joyce Coomer shares this photo of a butterfly on an orange flower - maybe milkweed - taken in her lawn, which is carefully landscaped with mostly wild flowers. With milkweed, home gardeners have one of the most beautiful flowers known, they attract more butterflies, and, in the process, the countyside has more butterflies helping with pollination - a win, win, win proposition. Coincidentally, milkweed is one of the native plants being offered at the Farmers Market on the Square by Alicia Bosela, today, Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8am-1pmCT. Update Heather Evans writes that the flower is in the milkweed family, It is called butterfly weed or Asclepias.
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