Translation of milkweed in Spanish:


algodoncillo, n.

Pronunciation /ˈmɪlkwid//ˈmɪlkwiːd/


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    algodoncillo masculine
    • Yet, adult female butterflies choose these particular plants (monarch moms must have milkweed!) on which to lay their eggs.
    • The larvae absorb toxins from their food plant, milkweed.
    • Monarchs spend the warmer months in regions west of the Rocky Mountains where milkweed (the sole plant their larvae eat) has been historically abundant.
    • Sedges, bluejoint grass, boneset, and swamp milkweed dominate the community.
    • For instance, the beautiful Monarch larvae prefer only milkweed!
    • Endowed with an insatiable appetite for milkweed, and almost always in close proximity to the plant, these larvae eventually turn into butterflies and continue flying north.
    • As milkweed dies, surviving butterflies begin their long, unwavering flights back to the sheltered groves that safeguarded their ancestors.
    • Also known as milkweed and spurge, Euphorbia belongs to an incredibly varied genus that contains over 2,000 species including the Christmas favourite, poinsettia.
    • Volunteers will also be planting milkweed, which monarchs need to reproduce, and trying to create spawning sanctuaries and ‘no-take’ reserves for horseshoe crabs.
    • This can be an effective method of managing hemp dogbane and common milkweed.
    • I need information on the milkweed that attracts monarch butterflies.
    • Both adults and larvae live on plants frequented by aphids, including roses, oleander, milkweed and broccoli.
    • ‘Common milkweed and other closely related plant species are the sole food source of monarch larvae, or caterpillars,’ he says.
    • Some of the primary plants for butterfly larvae include: aspen, alfalfa, clover, nettle, pearly everlasting, milkweed, grasses, hackberry, parsley, vetch, and willow.
    • You can always camouflage milkweed by tucking one or two plants behind a couple of lovely buddleias.
    • Illinois bundle flower, butterfly milkweed, compass grass, and partridge peas nestle in another 20-acre plot.
    • Serious cuts could be treated with the sap of red milkweed, and a beverage brewed from the plant called mouse's tail reportedly lowered blood pressure.
    • Plants here include prairie rose, nodding onion, gray-headed coneflower, butterfly weed, green milkweed, hoary puccoon, and even eastern prickly pear cactus.
    • They put out tubes holding cuttings of milkweed stems with two leaves, whole potted milkweed plants, and microscope slides coated with glycerin.
    • All monarch caterpillars eat milkweed, a plant with an acrid latex containing potent cardiac glycosides, causing birds who eat the butterflies to vomit and learn to avoid them.