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milkweed

Toxic Plant Profile: Milkweed and Dogbane

Milkweed is relatively well-known because it’s the primary food source for monarch butterfly larvae. It is, however, toxic to livestock. Dogbane, while lesser-known, is a milkweed relative that is also toxic. There are actually over 140 species of milkweed plants that collectively make up the genus...
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