The Live Monarch Foundation Will Send You Milkweed Seeds Native to Your Area for Free

Just send a self-addressed, stamped envelope!

The Live Monarch Foundation is one of many organizations we have to thank for the huge uptick in the nearly extinct monarch butterfly population last year, from 2,000 to 100,000 in just one year.

Help them keep the trend going by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to the address listed on their website.

In return, they’ll send you a packet of 15+ milkweed seeds native to your area. Those in the northern part of the United States will receive syriaca and speciosa varieties (purple flowers) which can survive the winters at the end of the growing season in some parts of the country. Those in warmer parts of the country will receive asclepias curassavica, aka southern milkweed, which has orange flowers.

If you can afford it, the foundation requests a donation of $1, or more, for a pack of 40+ seeds, to offset the cost of providing free seeds to other and planting countless milkweed plants at schools and other public places.

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