Butterfly garden--butterfly tree?

Chris J. Durden drdn at mail.utexas.edu
Mon Jun 28 03:22:29 EDT 1999

>Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1999 01:22:51 -0500
>To: ksumner at my-deja.com
>From: "Chris J. Durden" <drdn at mail.utexas.edu>
>Subject: Re: Butterfly garden--butterfly tree?
>In-Reply-To: <7l6u4s$70e$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>
>  Your small tree with fragrant white flowers hanging in clusters like
grapes, may have been SOURWOOD, in the same family as blueberries. This is
a good butterfly nectar source in the Appalachians and foothills country.
>  For suggestions on butterfly gardening see the pages at -
>.............Chris Durden, Austin TX
>At 04:36  28/06/99 GMT, you wrote:
>>My parents recently sold some land in Kentucky, thereon which contained
>>a pond and a dam. Out of use for several years, that dam grew a lot of
>>vegetation. Among that vegetation was a beautiful tree, 12-18' tall,
>>upon whose grape-grown-like white flowers we could always see a bunch of
>>active butterflies. We never got too close to the tree, it being
>>surrounded by a bunch of pain-prickly blackberry bushes, but that's the
>>impression I remember from across the pond. Recently the entire pond was
>>bulldozed by the new owners so it would hold more water, and that was
>>sadly the end of the vegetation & this beautiful butterfly tree.
>>My wife & I were thinking of planting a butterfly garden and were
>>wondering if anyone could identify that tree, surely native to Kentucky
>>(Ohio-McLean-Daviess Counties area).  It would be just splendid for our
>>butterfly project. The type of butterflies it seemed to attract were the
>>large yellow black-striped ones (--> tiger butterflies(?)), and I think
>>_maybe_ some monarchs. I'm not very skilled at butterfly identification!
>>Also, if anyone could point me to a FAQ file on butterfly gardens, or to
>>a similar web site, then kudos to you!
>>Thank you,
>>Robert Sumner
>>"To be free you have to live free." --Unknown
>>"Individual freedom plus individual
>>responsibility. That's what libertarians seem to
>>be for." --Kyfho
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