Kerr Center Publications

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
Date: 2015
Pages: 11

Native Milkweeds of Oklahoma (PDF, 1.4 MB)
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