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My sister visited the private butterfly farm on Bribie recently and has come away with some Monarch chrysalises.

Here they are hatched out and released on milkweed.

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isnt the milkweed considered a weed here {farmers try to get rid of it, when ever possible?} 

Probably. Farmers like to kill off all sorts of plants for various reasons. Doesn't mean they don't have their uses elsewhere.

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Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

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