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December 7, 2011

Butterfly Gardening R – Z: Butterflies and their food plants

- by Debra Anchors

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly

To attract this butterfly:

Provide this food plant:

Red admiral
False nettle, Nettle
Red-spotted purple
Aspen, Cherry
Grasses, Sedges
Sara orange tip
Winter cress
Silver-spotted skipper
False indigo, Locust
Silvery blue
Snout butterfly
Spicebush swallowtail
Spicebush, Sassafras
Spring azure
Cherry, Dogwood, Meadowsweet
Tawny emperor
Tiger swallowtail
Aspen, Cherry, Spicebush, Sassafras, Tulip poplar
Aspen, Willow
West Coast lady
Western admiral
Aspen, Willow
Western tailed blue
Milk vetch, Vetch
Western tiger swallowtail
Aspen, Willow
White admiral
Aspen, Birch
Zebra swallowtail

Enjoy this interesting video of the Spicebush swallowtail butterfly

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