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Tag: Butterfly Gardening

Gardeners Beware! Milkweed Toxicity

As gardeners, we are aware of skin irritations due to contact from plants such as, Poisonwood (Metopium toxiferum), and Manchineel (Hippomane mancinella), found right in our Florida Keys backyards. But, the eyes, the eyes! Corneal Endothelial Toxicity, a toxicity… Read More

Milkweed, Food for Butterflies

By David Austin with co-author Master Gardener, Lesa Morey. Milkweed is food for butterflies Milkweed is a plant best known as a specific host plant sought out by certain butterflies; notably the well-known Monarch Butterfly and lesser considered… Read More

Fact Sheets: Butterflies | Lee County Extension | Stephen Brown

Butterflies American Painted Lady Atala (Coontie Hairstreak, Eumaeus atala) Butterflies and Moths in North America Butterfly Gardening Eastern Comma Florida Butterflies Sheet 1 Hackberry Emperor Red-Spotted Purple Limenitis