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  • Moth larval host plants - desert survivors (Jan 2015)
    are provided in this list as some of these caterpillars are still being identified to species level and many do not have a common name Simple names are used for most of the caterpillars here often identifying them to just the family that they belong to within the moth order like Owlet moth for Noctuidae Erebidae Geometrid moth for Geometridae or Silk moth for Saturniidae etc There are probably about 3 to 5 times as many moths in Arizona as there are butterflies Although the moths do not get the attention that the butterflies do their caterpillars are often more attractive and they are interesting in being mostly night fliers Moths are also important pollinators for certain plants primarily those that bloom specifically at night or remain open into the night and are often fragrant Is it okay to have moth caterpillars eating my recently purchased plants Like butterflies some moth caterpillars can be very destructive to their hosts but typically the plants weather the browsing quite well When the leaves are consumed by these hungry herbivores the foliage is immediately converted into a fertilizer by the caterpillars Another result is the production of growth hormones by the plant during

    Original URL path: http://www.desertsurvivors.org/moth-larval-host-plants--.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Plants for Desert Tortoises
    have not been treated with chemical insecticides or herbicides like most nursery grown plants We highly recommend not using non native plants for your native animal especially those that are highly invasive like Bermuda grass Currently Bermuda grass has infested most of the riparian canyons in the mountains and is now a permanent part of those ecosystems where it has displaced native species Planting Bermuda grass in Tucson almost ensures

    Original URL path: http://www.desertsurvivors.org/plants-for-desert-tortoises.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Hummingbird Plants Available at Desert Survivors
    Support Links Contact Us Hummingbird plants available at desert survivors Hummingbirds use the nectar from many different types of flowers not just the stereotypical red tubular flowers that we often think of The following list will hopefully help you to

    Original URL path: http://www.desertsurvivors.org/hummingbird-plants-availabl.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Plants That Attract Birds at Desert Survivors
    Support Links Contact Us Plants that attract birds at desert survivors Here is a list of plants that will attract birds either by providing food shelter or nesting material Since we already have a dedicated list specifically for plants that

    Original URL path: http://www.desertsurvivors.org/plants-that-attract-birds.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Plants with fragrant foliage (Jan ’15) | Dark Tower
    Tower Site Navigation Skip Home Plant Nursery Plant Lists Program Svcs About Us Events Photo Gallery Support Links Contact Us Plants with fragrant foliage Jan 15 Desert Survivors 2015 Back

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  • Plants with fragrant flowers (Jan ’15) | Dark Tower
    Support Links Contact Us Plants with fragrant flowers Jan 15 Here is a list of plants that we sell that have fragrant flowers Please be aware that some of these odors are only present at certain times of the day ei evening dusk dawn mid afternoon etc As producing a fragrance is an evolutionary expense some of these places only emit a smell from the flowers for a few hours

    Original URL path: http://www.desertsurvivors.org/plants-with-fragrant-flower.html (2016-05-01)
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  • Native Plants with edible parts - desert survivors
    Plants with edible parts desert survivors The following is a list of some of the plants that we sell which are edible and have been consumed by indigenous peoples in our area Please be aware that edible does not always mean tastes great and that flavor can be highly influenced by rainfall soil type and sometimes adjacent plants If interested in more information on this subject we recommend a great

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  • Medicinal Plant List - Desert Survivors (Jan ’15)
    Jan 15 The following list is of plants sold at the nursery that have been used traditionally by indigenous peoples and or those that are currently used by modern herbalists Desert Survivors does not offer any medicinal advice or recommendations but presents this list as we get many inquiries on the subject Tucson has several talented ethnobotanists and herbalists and we encourage anyone interested in learning more on the subject

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