St. Marks Refuge Monarch Milkweed Initiative


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.