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Old March 16th, 2007, 12:45 PM
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I have a lot of milkweed in my yard that's why I get a lot of monarchs. I don't have any horses or sheep though. I have two dogs but they don't bother with it.

I'm sure people have different sensitivities but I cut mine back each year and get the milky sap on my hands but it doesn't irritate my hands and I don't eat it.

I have a native swamp milkweed which does not spread too much but I also have some common that has spread more - I may have to cut it back.

Our City of Winnipeg website has a section and store to buy native plants. You can buy all types of seeds including milkweeds. The seeds are collected from tall grass prairie in southern Manitoba. I think it's great to encourage people to plant native wildflowers!

Here is a picture of the chrysalis or pupa:
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