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Garden Zone: 9

Plants in my Garden: Milkweed, Passionvine, Pipevine, Cassia, Pawpaw, Red Bay, Wild Lime, Plantain, Water hyssop, Beach Sunflower, Blanket Flower, Wild Coffee, Wild Cotton, Green shrimp plant, Salvia

Favorite Aspect of Gardening: I'm in it for the bugs.

If I'm not in my garden, I can usually be found: Vurled up with a cat, tea and a good book.

Occupation: Butterfly garden curator


Member Since: 3/11/2010
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Peppergrass: Weed or Host Plant
View Full Album Some say weed, I say host plant! Some of the earliest spring butterflies are members of a butterfly family Pieridae and are commonly known known as the Whites and Sulphurs. The Whites: namely the Cabbage White, Checke...

Coontie: A Jurassic Leftover
Coontie (Zamia floridana) is one of about 200 remaining species of cycads. Cycads are primitive palm-like plants that were a dominant plant species some 200 million years ago. Able to survive harsh conditions, yearly freezes, poor soil and even high ...

Painted Lady
The Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) is one of the most widespread butterflies in the world appearing on all continents with the exception of Antarctica and South America. These butterflies will host on thistle, mallow, and hollyhock and can become loca...

Zebra Swallowtail
The Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides marcellus) butterfly is our singular native representative of the kite swallowtails (tribe Leptocircini) in Florida. These butterflies have a fairly triangular shape and taper to a point with long swallowtails on thei...