The Transylvania Times -

By Joyce Pearsall
Transylvania Extension Master Gardener 

Host Plants In Your Garden And Yard


According to the “Free Dictionary” by Farlex, in “agriculture a host plant is one which aids, shelters or protects another plant in its growth.” There are also host plants for many butterflies and moths, plants which provide food for the larvae of these insects.

Many insects are “generalists,” using a variety of plants, but some have one and only one host plant. An example is the m...

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