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Another butterfly that loves purple coneflower - Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
The Common Milkweed plant is not so “common” after all. Aptly named, this milkweed species goes unnoticed, growing along roadsides and in fields when it is not in bloom. However, beneath its dull exterior, the milkweed is full of uncommon attributes. The Common Milkweed has poisonous powers. Inside the plant, a sticky white sap with a bitter taste warns away the insects and animals that try to eat its leaves. The monarch butterfly is immune to the toxin and feeds on it exclusively, making…
The Butterfly House -- because walking through a room full of butterflies is very cool!