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Near the vegetable garden is a pollinator garden with native plants such as butterflyweed, milkweed, coneflower and lobelia, all of which attract bees that will then pollinate the flowers on the vegetables.
This includes classics like quaking aspen, yarrow, big sagebrush, columbine and milkweed.
The orange and black bugs were likely swamp milkweed beetles.
In the summertime, the park is a fantastic location to observe milkweed butterflies.
Acorn production booms in savannas, and milkweeds, which attract butterflies, thrive there, scientists said.
Emilie Snell-Rood, an associate professor in ecology, evolution and behavior at the University of Minnesota, says that some milkweed in particular had up to 30 times more sodium either absorbed inside or stuck to the outside of the plants.
The milkweed survived Portland’s worst winter in a century.
Monarch butterflies lay their eggs exclusively on the perennial, and their numbers have been in steep decline for 20 years as milkweed has vanished from the sides of roads, rivers and gardens.
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: a type of North American plant that has white juice
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