The Butterfly Garden is maintained by a small group of dedicated Master Gardeners. Two types of plants are maintained: (1) Flowering plants for nectar for all butterflies and other pollinators and (2) Host specific plants on which they lay their eggs for each type of butterfly. There is milkweed for the monarchs, two types of passion flower for the zebra longwings (our state butterfly), gulf fritillaries and julias; and cassia for the yellow sulphurs. There is coontie for the rare atala and we are awaiting her arrival from the south. Seasonally, we will plant dill and parsely for the black swallowtails.
Holli Pardi and Jane McCallum
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