HannahTaft wrote:I am an undergraduate chemistry student and want to perform an experiment using milkweed leaves. How would I get milkweed leaves at this time of year? Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Do you need native or tropical? Do these need to be grown outdoors or inside?
Try asking on the Northwest Gardening Forum:
North America Butterfly Association
Ellie Ryan - President
Web site: http://www.naba.org/chapters/nabaes/index.html
Northwest Leps is a list for the discussion of wild butterflies and moths in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington.
Oregon is supposed to have tons of nurseries. I am sure that there are many greenhouses that would be growing both tropical and perennial plants in Oregon now.
Database to search Oregon nurseries for plants:
Put in the word "asclepias" in the plant section.