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Name: Sheryl
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sheryl
Nov 26, 2011 8:53 AM CST
We have some *really* great resources in our members on this forum. I would like to start a "sticky" thread with a list of plants that encourage specific types (or a lot of types) of butterflies, either the larval or adult forms. I would edit the first post to make a list of whatever anyone posted below.

We could also contribute this info to the general Database, as well.

Whaddya think? Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Name: Sheila F
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Sheila_FW
Nov 26, 2011 9:42 AM CST
Sounds great, it would be nice to have separate list for nectar and host plants. The host plants are not always pretty and don't always bloom, but are very important to the life cycle of our butterfly friends as a food source for the larval stage.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 26, 2011 1:54 PM CST
I agree. Big Grin


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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 26, 2011 7:19 PM CST
Okay, evidently any moderator can edit the thread, too. Shall I start a new thread?
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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Nov 26, 2011 9:47 PM CST
I am leaving that up to you ladies. Whistling There are already a lot posted on BBB forum somewhere, but needs to be moved or organized later. Group hug
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 27, 2011 2:55 AM CST
Go ahead and start it, Sheryl, and we can add to it or move things to it when we come across them. Thumbs up
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 27, 2011 8:46 AM CST
Undoubtedly there's places to find the information Shelia. I doubt there's much of anything you can't find on the web, for sure.
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Nov 27, 2011 8:59 AM CST
Start it and then we can eliminate this thread altogether. Thumbs up
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 27, 2011 9:59 AM CST
Shelia, I will really need help with wording and stuff - would it be correct to list Larval and Adult? What designation would nectar or host plant be - should those be the list names or indicated by the plant?

I'm afraid I have more enthusiasm than knowledge in this area... *Blush*
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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
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Sheila_FW
Nov 27, 2011 10:47 AM CST
Hilarious! Well the host plants are those specific plants that the butterflies lay their eggs on. When the eggs hatch, they are the larva or caterpillars
and will eat that plant until they are ready to form their chrysalis (pupa stage).
Nectar plants are abundant and will support those butterflies that nectar, and some also are used by the hummers. Not all butterflies nectar, some feed on sap, dung, etc. But that is more than you want to know. Rolling my eyes.

[url=www.dallasbutterflies.com]www.dallasbutterflies.com[/url] has a list of host plants for butterflies under butterfly gardening. The list is extensive, but you can see on there what I am talking about. You may also get a feel for how over-whelmed I felt trying to organize the forum. Sticking tongue out

Oh, I read again your question. To keep it simple put host plants as those the caterpillars eat, and nectar plants for the adult butterflies.
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 27, 2011 8:28 PM CST
I agree, there is a ton of info out there. Perhaps between the three of us we can make it a bit more manageable - or you two can let me play until I get sick of it, lol!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Nov 28, 2011 5:47 AM CST
Play on. I'll chime in when I can. Big Grin Yes, I agree with Sheila about keeping the labels simple with "Host Plants" and "Nectar "and their definitions.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Nov 28, 2011 8:36 AM CST
Should we delete this thread and go to your Sticky?
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Nov 28, 2011 8:38 AM CST
Ya'll have bfs covered and we have a lovely Bee Forum on ATP so one of these days I'll start the same type of Sticky for Birds. Big Grin
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
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
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Sheila_FW
Nov 28, 2011 9:30 AM CST
I am open to whatever changes you want to make.
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 28, 2011 7:57 PM CST
"I'd love to change the world...."

Green Grin!

Tee, if you wanna start one, I promise to help...
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 2:29 AM CST
Thumbs up
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Nov 29, 2011 7:22 AM CST
Tee, is that your Christmas bromeliad? Very pretty!
In the end, only kindness matters.

Science is not the answer, it is the question.


Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
Cherish today
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
Garden Ideas: Master Level Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Cat Lover Avid Green Pages Reviewer Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Birds
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SongofJoy
Nov 29, 2011 7:27 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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