And so it starts! Well, it started with the eggs but they are difficult to see so here are some pictures of my milkweed plants, pods and caterpillars. I have about 75 plants in my yard and will offer the seed pods to anyone interested when they have finished growing Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on just one type of plant, and that’s milkweed (genus Asclepias). While awareness is rising around the importance of milkweed(as well as other native plants) for pollinators we want to clear up any misconceptions. Because the fact is, planting the right species of milkweedfor your area can be a huge help to monarchs and a number of other species.