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Below is the latest on our Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida program. To find out more about the program, the species and the Butterfly Bunker laboratory click here: Imperiled Butterflies of South Florida
We developed a butterfly garden guide for residents in Miami-Dade County! All of the plants listed are native to South Florida. They can either function as a host or nectar plant, and sometimes both! A host plant is considered to be the plant species that the larvae of the butterflies consume. For example, a monarch caterpillar can consume the leaves of its host plant, the milkweed. Adult monarchs can nectar from the milkweed as well. This makes the milkweed plant a valuable resource as a host and nectar plant.