Worrying About Milkweed

July 2008
Wild Ones Journal;Jul2008, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p6
The article offers information on milkweed. Monarch caterpillars feed upon milkweed species and absorb toxins that make them unpalatable to predators. According to some web sites, cases of milkweed sap getting into the eyes cause corneal trauma and blurred vision. List of poisonous plants includes milkweed, mayapples, boxwoo and cowslips.


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