A Biodiversity Garden - Nina Zitani
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Butterfly Milkweed with Honey Bee

The fresh green leaves of milkweeds support the caterpillar of the monarch butterfly and other milkweed specialists. The flowers support insect pollinators of all sorts including the non-native honey bee shown here (plant: Apocynaceae: "Asclepias tuberosa"; bee: Apidae: "Apis mellifera").

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