Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Mistletoe for the Great Purple

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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Feb 13, 2010 1:50 PM CST
Right now the mistletoe is in all the trees, and used to despise it. This of course is not mistletoe but it is the butterfly that uses it as a host plant. The first time I found a Great Purple Hairstreak nectaring and then after research, found out that mistletoe was it's host plant. I have a lot more respect for it now.

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angele
Feb 13, 2010 2:40 PM CST
Never knew that!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Feb 14, 2010 6:47 PM CST
Yeah...I really want to find one of those cats!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
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Sheila_FW
Feb 14, 2010 9:24 PM CST
I saw a picture of one the other day that Dale Clark had in a presentation....really wish I could too.

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