Today there seems to be a resurging interest in local grains and heirloom grain varieties. When we think of wheat today, most envision large combines on the Great Plains or Pacific Northwest. People are waking up to the idea that grain crops used to be grown on small farms throughout the United States, outside of today’s commodity wheat production regions.
Native Milkweeds of Oklahoma
This guide lists common and scientific names of Oklahoma’s native milkweeds, where they grow in the state, bloom period, and status as a host plant. Use this to help you plan your milkweed garden – picking native milkweeds that match your location and soil.
Want to plant some milkweed to attract monarch butterflies?
Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed, and the caterpillars that hatch out eat milkweed as their sole food source.
Part of the Kerr Center’s native pollinator publication library.
Author: Maura McDermott