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They are beautiful and wonderful, but they desperately need special plants – let’s call them “butterfly plants” to survive.
Here is a good article on why these plants are so important.
You can make a difference this weekend by attending and purchasing special butterfly plants at the annual Birmingham Botanical Garden’s Fall Sale October 22-23.
Here is the “butterfly plant” shopping list from the BBG:
1) a sun and shade Maypop or Passionvine
2) 3 varieties of Milkweeds
3) Cardinal Flower
4) 7 varieties of Asters
We may have missed a few items, so don’t forget to ask the folks at the Fall Plant Sale about additional native trees or plants that can be host plants for butterflies.