Milkweeds of North Central Texas

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Carol Clark began researching the milkweeds found in the North Texas area when she realized that her own small piece of land was home to seven different species of milkweeds. Though most people are aware of the link between Monarch butterflies and the milkweed family of plants, there are many more not-so-famous animals that depend on milkweeds. This program will cover little known milkweed facts, a look at the creatures that use them, an overview of their historic uses, descriptions of nine local species, and growing tips. A milkweed identification guide for local species will be provided.

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Cross Timbers, Texas Blackland Prairies

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