Butterfly lovers should plan a visit to the thriving Nunan Butterfly Garden at W.T. Bland Library in Mount Dora. Its docent, Darrell Hylton, came up with this list of his favorite local plants for residents to create their own butterfly gardens:
1. Coral Honeysuckle - Butterfly Nectar
2. Wild Coffee - Butterfly Nectar
3. Firebush - Butterly Nectar
4. Fircracker - Butterfly Nectar
5. Cats Whiskers - Butterfly Nectar
6. Canna - Butterfly Larval
7. Passion Vine - Butterfly Larval
8. Cassia - Butterfly Larval
9. Milkweed - Butterfly Larval
10. Bushy Aster - Butterfly Larval
By Sharon G. Nichols,
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Zebra Longwing butterfly on Blue Porterweed, another favorite nectar plant at the Nunan Butterfly Garden at W.T. Bland Library in Mount Dora.