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9 Fabulous Viburnums for Your Allegheny County, PA Butterfly Garden

Viburnums are a host plant for four species of butterflies including the Holly Blue (Celastrina argiolus), Spring Azure (Celastrina ladon), Henry’s elfin (Incisalia henrici) and the Baltimore checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton). In the fall, a lot of these viburnums have attractive foliage and the drupes (fruit) provide food for birds. These shrubs, which provide taller structure, […] Continue reading "9 Fabulous Viburnums for Your Allegheny County, PA Butterfly Garden"

2024 Plant Sale Volunteers

🌱 Calling all native plant enthusiasts! The Western Pennsylvania Area Wild Ones chapter invites you to lend a hand at our native plant sale on June 15th at RiverTrail Park in Aspinwall. We’ve got our team of dedicated planners and growers, and we are looking for extra assistance on the day of the event. Whether […] Continue reading "2024 Plant Sale Volunteers"

21 Delectable Goldenrods (Solidago spp.) to Grow in Your Allegheny County, PA Butterfly Garden

Goldenrods are an important nectar source for insects in the late summer and fall and can be a vital part of your butterfly garden in Allegheny County. The genus name, Solidago, derives from the Latin words, Solidus and ago, which together mean to make (ago) whole (Solidus). This meaning comes from the medicinal uses of […] Continue reading "21 Delectable Goldenrods (Solidago spp.) to Grow in Your Allegheny County, PA Butterfly Garden"