St. Marks Refuge Monarch Milkweed Initiative

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Scott Davis oversees the Monarch Milkweed Initiative at the Refuge. He shows us where Florida's native milkweed species grow. In the Refuge greenhouse, we watch as volunteers plant seeds from a dry, uplands, fire dependent milkweed- Asclepias humistrata, Sandhills milkweed. This isn't a species that grows well in a home garden, and we see how much work they put into getting the plant started.