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Can Milkweed Grow Fast Enough?

Monarchs often arrive in the spring when milkweed is just coming up from the ground. A female monarch usually lays only one egg on a milkweed plant. However, she may lay several eggs on one plant or leaf when milkweed is scarce. People often wonder:

  • Will there be enough milkweed for the hungry caterpillars to eat?

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There are three monarch eggs on these tiny milkweed plants. Can you see them?

Photo: J. Gallion

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