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To grow or not to grow milkweed? It depends what city you live in

A monarch caterpillar and a milkweed beetle munch on common milkweed in Ginger Werp's garden in Overland Park, Kansas last summer. (Courtesy of Ginger Werp)
A monarch caterpillar and a milkweed beetle munch on common milkweed in Ginger Werp's garden in Overland Park, Kansas last summer. (Courtesy of Ginger Werp)

Common milkweed is an essential plant for monarch butterflies. But some towns and cities have banned the plant, sometimes in conflict with state and county policies promoting milkweed.

Celia Llopis-Jepsen of Kansas News Service reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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