Tag: Allegheny County

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"

18 Spectacular Asters (Symphyotrichum spp.) to Grow in your Allegheny County, PA Butterfly Garden

American-asters, those in the Symphyotrichum genus, as opposed to the European asters, those in the Aster genus, are one of the most common flowers in the late summer and autumn. These plants serve as host plants for the Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos), American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis), and silvery checkerspot (Chlosyne nycteis) butterflies as well as […] Continue reading "18 Spectacular Asters (Symphyotrichum spp.) to Grow in your Allegheny County, PA Butterfly Garden"