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butterfly bush

Posted by BarbaraJ 
butterfly bush
May 04, 2018 01:06PM
I noticed a couple of people mentioning butterfly bush. I just wanted to point out that butterfly bush is a non-native, invasive species. While it appears to be beneficial to butterflies because they sip the nectar, it actually harms them (and all other wildlife) in the long run. Please take a look at this website:

I hope everyone will consider planting native pollinators instead. Butterfly weed is a native alternative to butterfly bush. There are numerous other native plants that are both beautiful and beneficial. We have pollinator gardens with milkweed, butterfly weed, Joe-Pye weed, goldenrod, button bush, bee balm, brown-eyed Susan, iron weed, and many others. There are many online resources on this topic. The Native Plant Rescue Squad (https://www.nativeplantrescuesquad.com/) is a local organization that rescues native species and sells them at extremely low cost.

Re: butterfly bush
May 07, 2018 08:55PM

I appreciated your education post and the list of native pollinators. I love the Native Plant Rescue Squad and have several wonderful plants from them.

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