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Hi Tony, I live the San Francisco Bay Area and have been raising Milkweed for Monarchs for 3 years now. This year I having a “Milkweed Massacre”, most of my Tropical Milkweed (cut back each year) and some of my native Narrowleaf Milkweed are nothing more than stalks, they have been denuded of leaves and the flower head sheared off.
The wrong kind of milkweed is stoking parasite infections. Monarch larvae can ingest the OE parasite by eating infected milkweed plants, crippling them as adults.