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Question and Answer

Will monarchs use all types of flowers for nectar, or are there specific types that they prefer?

Adult monarchs nectar from a variety of blooming plants. Most importantly, make sure that there is nectar available throughout the growing season by providing a highly diverse foraging area. Some species are favored over others, depending on your region. Lists of recommended nectar plants for pollinators by region can be found at The Xerces Society and the Pollinator Partnership. NRCS is also working with the Xerces Society to develop preferred lists of nectar plants by region that are specific to monarchs.

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