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27 Moths & Butterflies Can’t be Wrong!

Posted on by SCNPS Website Team

Red-spotted purple butterfly on elderberry Photo Credit: Herman Jensen

We’re always on the lookout for new and improved sources of information relative to our South Carolina native plants and habitats. While we knew the American Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis) is a beautiful native shrub, we didn’t know it’s also a host plant for 27 (yes, twenty-seven!!!) species of moths and butterflies! 

According to the nifty new Native Plant Finder from the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), that’s the case. And although the new site is still under construction, it’s a useful (and fun!) addition to our Native Plant Tool Box.