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Swamp milkweed at Emiquon Refuge

Swamp milkweed at Emiquon Refuge

Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge

The nectar of milkweed plants is an excellent energy source for insects, especially migrating butterflies such as the monarch. Swamp milkweed is a common wetland plant, blooming in the latter part of summer, at the Emiquon National Wildlife Refuge.

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