Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
Butterfly Size: 4 – 6 1/4 inches
Habitats: Many locales including rocky and sandy hillsides near streams or gullies in the north; pine flats, towns, and citrus groves in the south.
Plants for the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly
Trees and herbs of the citrus family (Rutaceae) including:
- Citrus species
- prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)
- hop tree (Ptelea trifoliata)
- Common Rue (Ruta graveolens).
- bouncing Bet
- dame’s rocket
- Japanese honeysuckle
- swamp milkweed.
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