Monarch Butterfly Bonita Bay

Looking Dotty in Deerwood at Bonita Bay

One thing I have to do is figure out what this plant is because it was peppered with monarch butterflies. The passiflora brings in an orange butterfly which I’ve seen tons of but this is was the obvious monarch draw. I can’t wait to find and plant this!  DTV was fascinated by the monarchs.

Updated 3/25/12:  A reader sent along this info about the plant – Thank you!

Asclepias curassavica, commonly called Mexican Butterfly Weed, Blood-flower, Scarlet Milkweed or, Tropical Milkweed, is a species of flowering plant in the dogbane family, Apocynaceae. It is native to the American tropics.

It has a pantropical distribution as an introduced species. It is grown as an ornamental garden plant and as a source of food for butterflies.