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Consumer Qs: Start a butterfly garden
Summer phlox, also known as garden phlox, is an excellent nectar source for butterflies such as these pipevine swallowtails. There are many plants to attract butterflies besides the popular butterfly bush, which has become an invasive weed in some areas. - photo by ARTY SCHRONCE/special
Question: I wanted to start a butterfly garden but was told not to plant a plant a butterfly bush. Why? Answer: Buddleia, or butterfly bush, can be a nectar source for butterflies, but it has become invasive in some areas of the country and some people fear it will do so here in Georgia.
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