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    Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) with a Tiger Swallowtail.

    Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), a Comprehensive Guide in 8 Sections

    Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is one of the most common host plants for the Monarch Butterfly in the United States. Generally when you think of the name “milkweed” it is this plant. This plant is one of the more common plants in the butterfly garden. Taxonomy and Naming… Read More »Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), a Comprehensive Guide in 8 Sections

    Black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) on fence.

    Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), a Comprehensive Guide in 7 Sections

    The black swallowtail is found in the tri-county area around Titusville, Pennsylvania and throughout Pennsylvania. In North America it is found east of the Rocky Mountains. Associated Plants These butterflies select their host plants based on the odor they put out. Host Plants Nectar Plants Range and Habitat… Read More »Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), a Comprehensive Guide in 7 Sections

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