Milkweed is named after the milky sap you can get from the leaves. This was a cure for warts.
Milkweed pollen is not much of a problem but some people have a contact allergy to the leaves and sap.
Some people are sensitive to the leaves and sap but the plant is not contagious.
Milkweed has a milky white rubbery sap.
Some dogs have sensitive skin and may be bothered by milkweed sap.
Common milkweed gets about 4 feet tall. It has pinkish purple clusters of flowers that smell very sweet. If you break the plant stem or leaf, it has a milky white sap. The leaves are oval and flat. They usually have red and black milkweed beetles on them.
Yes. The sap in milkweed is eaten by monarch caterpillars and since it is toxic, most birds do not eat monarchs.
they eat the leaves of a milkweed plant
Monarch is one type. Milkweed tussock is another.
on milkweed leaves
Milkweed is famous for being a virtual cafeteria for a large number of insects to feast upon. Perhaps the most beautiful and well-known is the monarch caterpillar, which becomes the monarch butterfly. The monarch caterpillar chews along the edges of leaves. Aphids are also found on milkweed, and tend to feed in large groups on the leaves and stems. The blue milkweed beetle feeds on milkweed and can be responsible for holes in leaves. The four-eyed milkweed beetle is another beetle that eats milkweed and can cause holes. This beetle is red with black spots. Finally, herbicides can cause damage to leaves of milkweed. To take a positive view, holes can be a positive sign that the milkweed is supporting a wide range of insects and butterflies who are dependant on this food source.
Some people are sensitive to the sap. But wear gloves and you will be fine.
The leaves are not in it but the sap is.
Grasses, leaves. I suggest milkweed.
What causes the sap on a Linden tree? and what can I do?
The monarch butterfly must lay their eggs on milkweed plants (Asclepias ), and the swan plant is listed on wikipedia as a type of milkweed. Most plants in the milkweed family produce flowers which the monarch can feed on. The caterpillars of the monarch butterfly can only eat leaves from plants in the milkweed family and will die without this food source. The milkweed plant is known for it's white milky sap, which contains alkaloids, latex, and several other complex compounds including cardenolides. Some species are known to be toxic. The caterpillars are immune to the milkweed sap and actually make themselves poisonous by eating it. The butterfly retains the milkweed poison as a defense against predators. Both the monarch caterpillars and the monarch butterflies use bright color patterns as a warning that they are dangerous to eat.
Leaves are kept alive by the sap from the tree.
They lay there eggs on milkweed leaves.
Monarch Butterflies eat the milkweed leaves
cause that's what they do
Milkweed bugs live in trees near the leaves of the tree and that is where they lay their tiny yellow eggs that are in clusters.
Most species of milkweed have three defenses: cardenolide (a heart arresting toxin) latex secretions, and hairs on the leaves.
it is sap