[QUOTE="CountryEscape, post: 367987, member: 3087"]I soooo want to grow Golden Alexander. I know it's growing in the State Park in Indiana where my DIL is manager, but I don't trust myself to gather the seeds. I think I'd rather spend more money and buy a plant\n\nI'm looking into host plants/trees for the tiger and giant swallowtails this year! I can't remember right now, but thinking one of them uses the tulip tree. Have to look it up this evening, but bet you know, since I think you said something about a few trees, tulip being one of them[/QUOTE]\n\nKeep in mind with Golden Alexanders, its definitely best to get seeds or plants from a nursery, unless you know how to positively ID it. Mistakenly collecting Wild Parsnip seeds would be an awful mistake!\n\nThe Eastern Tiger Swallowtail caterpillar uses the Tulip tree, as well as other trees. \n\n\nLast year I began adding a bunch of Common Blue Violets and Confederate Violets in hopes of attracting fritillary butterflies. Hopefully after a year or two they'll fill in and that'll happen. Great spangled fritillary butterflies are one of my favorite butterflies.