Beyond butterflies: The many uses and benefits of milkweed plants
Oct 21, 2015 3:33 PM - Thousands of seeds are floating across fields this month, like tiny paratroopers dangling from silky parachutes. They're milkweed seeds, launched from ripe seed pods. If they land on target, new milkweed plants will appear next spring. That's great news if you're a butterfly, a beetle, a bug or a human being. Milkweed is an all-around cool plant with a multitude of uses.