Butterfly Garden, Tennessee Aquarium

There’s so many species of butterflies to see in the tropical lush setting of the Butterfly Garden at the Tennessee Aquarium. We’ll learn what attributes of a plant make it attractive to butterflies.

Plants Featured in this Clip

IXORA coccinea (West Indian Jasmine)
STACHYTARPHETA mutabilis (orange porterweed)

Gardener Extras

  1. Butterflies taste their food through their legs, which have chemoreceptors attached to neurons that can detect the molecules that are edible and those that are not.

Gardener Notes


Tammy Algood

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