Monarch BUTTERFLIES, caterpillar, Chrysalis, and swan plants on my patch.

It is the first week of February, 2020. Only one more cycle to start and complete in the next 42 days before winter.

It is Christchurch, suffering along dry heat spells, with smoky skies from Austraian fires.
My plot in Shirley enjoyed a 2.4m by 1.2m patch of Self-sown Swan plants.
Past tense now that the caterpillars have consumed a resource they were not able to conserve for their next generation!
These plants would be a mixture of two typical species in Canterbury.

PHYSOCARPA
Gomphocarpus physocarpus
Giant Swan Plant
FRUTICOSA
Gomphocarpus fruticosus
Milkweed Swan Plant
GOMPHOCARPUS HYBRID
physocarpus and fruticosus
Milkweed Swan Plant
- - Other plants you will see - -
ASCLEPIA CURASSAVICA
Silky Scarlet Milkweed or Tropical Milkweed
And the Silky Gold Milkweed
- - Other plants I am cultivating, preparing for winter. (Not shown here)- -
- - More seeds won't be availbable til Autumn 2021. - -
ASCLEPIA SPECIOSA
Showy Pink Milkweed
extremely cold hardy
ASCLEPIA SYRIACA
Pink Common
Supposed cold tolerant
GOMPHOCARPUS CANCELLATUS
Synonyms
Asclepias arborescens - Asclepias cancellata
Asclepias rotundifolia. - Gomphocarpus arborescens.

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