Tigers in the Weeds

PickerelweedIn this case the Pickerelweed which is in our pond.  Pickerelweed has beautiful blue flowers on stems that rise 3 feet above the water and it blooms most of the summer.

It attracts bees, dragonflies, wasps, hummingbirds and the beautiful Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly.  In our last post we talked about the Pipevine Swallowtail. The Eastern Tiger is another of the swallowtail butterflies that we find here in Georgia.

You’ve probably seen them in your yard.  The host plants for the caterpillars are wild cherry, magnolia, apple and tulip trees, among others

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