Asked in Garden Weeds, Botany or Plant Biology
What is another name for asclepias tuberosa?
It is a plant, a species of milkweed. Asclepias tuberose is probably the best name for it, but it has many common names, such as Butterfly Milkweed, Canada Root, Chigger Flower, Flux Root, Indian Paintbrush, Indian Posy, Orange Milkweed, Orange Swallow-wort, Pleurisy Root, Silky Swallow-wort, Tuber Root, Yellow Milkweed, White-root, Windroot. For more information and photos, see Related links below. ...
Asked in Caterpillars
What caterpillars other than the monarch eat milkweed?
Caterpillars others than the monarch... there are only four types of butterflies that lay their eggs on milkweed: the Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus); the Queen (Danaus gilippus); the Tropical Milkweed Butterfly (Lycorea cleobaea); and the Soldier Butterfly (or "Tropic Queen"; Danaus eresimus). Another caterpillar that I was desperately trying to find the name of (which brought me to this page) is Euchaetes egle, the milkweed tussock caterpillar or milkweed tiger moth. ...
Asked in Caterpillars
Where can you find monarch caterpillars?
Monarch caterpillars can be found on plants like the Bloodflower plant and milkweed .There are many kinds of Milkweed like Pink swamp milkweed,Ice ballet milkweed ,and wild milkweed .As for the Monarch butterfly they can be found on many different flowers like orange butterfly weed and lilac bushes just to name a few. ...
What makes butterflies that eat milkweed dangerous to there preditors?
The monarch caterpillar is at a high risk when they eat Milkweed. Milkweed got its name because its full of a sticky milk colored liquid. Many caterpillars get stuck in it and die. The caterpillars that eat milkweed are immune to a special toxin in the milkweed but still are at risk of dying in the sticky liquid. Butterflies do not eat milkweed. They drink nectar from flowers or juice from fruits. ...
Asked in Jerry Spinelli
Why does the book by Jerry Spinelli have the title 'Milkweed'?
The book Milkweed is called Milkweed because it is a small yet amazing happening in the book. When Janina's shoe is taken off, she finds milkweed. When she asked Misha what it was, he replied milkweed. He didn't even know he knew what milkweed was. ...