Butterfly Garden by Mike MacDonald

Red Clover

[Red Clover picture] Crimson clover is a nectar source for Silvery Blues and Skippers. Matures in June at half a metre tall. Does not multiply by runners. It enriches the soil and many gardeners use it as green manure. Clover has been used by Native peoples as food and cancer medicine, and is now being studied for anti-AIDS and antidiabetic activity.

Butterfly Plants
Agastache | Aster | Borage | Calendula
Centaurea | Cosmos | Echinacea | Hesperis
Lupine | Marigold | Mexican Sunflower | Parsley
Red Clover | Violet | White Clover | Yarrow

The Butterflies
Black Swallowtail | Cabbage White | Monarch
Mourning Cloak | Red Admiral | Silver Skipper | Silvery Blue
Skipper | Sulphur | Tawny Crescent | Tiger Swallowtail | Vanessa | White Admiral

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