Monarchs and the milkweed plant

Asked July 14, 2016, 8:59 AM EDT

Does the monarch butterfly use the milkweed plant flower for food or does it just lay it's egg on the leaf? Is it too early for seeing eggs?

Dakota County Minnesota monarch butterfly and milkweed horticulture

1 Response

It's not too early to see monarch eggs. The butterflies visit the flowers for nectar. The larvae feed on the leaves.