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Tifton – Tift County Public Library Garden 279

Garden # 279 - 

245 Love Avenue, 

Tifton, 

GA

What type of BUTTERFLIES are you trying to attract?

Monarch, Queen, Common Buckeye, Eastern Black Swallowtail, American Painted Lady, Gulf Fritallary, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Spring Azure butterfly

What NECTAR and HOST plants are in your garden?

host plants
5 Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)
5 A. incarnata (swamp milkweed)
3 Penstemon digitalis (beardtongue)
3 Phyla nodiflora (frog fruit)
3 Zizia aurea (golden alexander)
3 Vernonia gigantea (ironweed)
3 Daucus carota (Queen anne’s lace)
1 Lonicera sempervirens (coral honeysuckle)
1 Pasiflora incarnata (passionvine)

nectar plants:
3 Coreopsis nudata (
3 (Carolina lupine)
3 (phlox)
3 Modarda fistulosa (bee balm)
3 Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower)
3 Rudbeckia hirta (blackeyed susan)
3 Synonyotrichum georgianum (Georgia aster)
3 Eutrochium fistulosum (Joepyeweed)
3 Salvia coccinea (red sage)

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Rosalynn Smith Carter 1927-2023

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail Board of Directors is saddened to share the news of the passing of Rosalynn Carter. She touched millions of people through her work with The Carter Center and the Rosalynn Carter Institute. Her love for nature was the inspiration behind the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail.

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail was created February 2013. It began as one garden at President and Mrs. Carter’s home in Plains, Georgia. She had read an article in a local magazine about the decline in Monarch butterflies. As a child she remembered playing outside with butterflies fluttering around her mother’s flowerbeds and native tuberosa milkweed growing behind their home. These fond memories led to a phone call to Annette Wise. After sharing the article and expressing her desire to have a pollinator garden, Annette was asked to help her. The location for the pollinator garden was selected and work began.