Nectar is the primary food source of adult monarchs. Nectar creates fat stores that allow monarchs to migrate long distances as well as to survive the winter period.1 Nectar resources are particularly important during the overwintering period as well as the fall migration, when flowering plants tend to be in short supply. Plant regionally appropriate native insecticide-free nectar plants, focusing on periods when monarchs occur in your area. For help selecting nectar plant species, see the Xerces Monarch Nectar Plant Guides.
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