Red Admiral host plant: mint family??

Sunsol Daniels MYTZ14A at
Wed Aug 5 08:44:18 EDT 1998

>Ideally, I'm trying to come up with a non-stinging plant that is easy 
>teachers to raise in elementary school butterfly gardens. Baby's Tears
>(Urtica ssp), while non-stinging, can be finicky.
>TIA!  Sheri (webmistress at

Pellitory is great!  Non-stinging and grows easily.  It likes shade, so I 
plant it where it gets afternoon sun only.  It is a common weed.  Don't 
expect to find it at the nursery.


More information about the Leps-l mailing list