The bay area is home to many butterflies. Butterfly babies (caterpillars) evolved with and depend on eating local native plant leaves (host plants). We’ll discuss growing a butterfly buffet for baby and adult butterflies, including plants that thrive in containers.
Susan Karasoff gardens in San Francisco’s clay soil. Susan is the outreach chair for California Native Plant Society – Yerba Buena Chapter encompassing San Francisco and Northern San Mateo Counties, http://cnps-yerbabuena.org/. Susan builds resilient local ecosystems with an “only the easiest plants survive” approach to gardening. Susan grows a buffet of colorful native edible and pollinator plants. Butterflies and host plant relationships are available for California plants on the Calscape database https://www.calscape.org/ and for butterflies and plants across the United States on the National Wildlife Federation plant database https://www.nwf.org/NativePlantFinder.
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