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Time to Cut Back Tropical Milkweed

Monarch butterflies. Photo credit: Pia-Riitta Klein. We have grown to love monarch butterflies, with their striking orange and black markings and their fascinating annual migration from southern Canada 3,000 miles south to Mexico. To help them, we have increasingly planted milkweed, the only plant on which their caterpillars will feed. In northwest Florida, the milkweed …

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