Virginia Pepperweed – Lepidium virginicum
Larval host for Great Southern White (Ascia monuste), Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) and Checkered White (Pontia protodice) butterflies. Read more on Virginia Pepperweed here. Virginia Pepperweed is edible.
Great Southern White
Beggarticks – Bidens alba
Larval host for Dainty Sulphur (Nathalis iole) butterflies. Read more about Bidens alba here. Bidens alba is edible.
Common Fanpetals – Sida ulmifolia
Larval host for Common Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus communis) and Tropical Checkered Skipper (Pyrgus oileus) butterflies. Read more about Sida ulmifolia here. See all Sida species in Florida here.
Tropical Checkered Skipper
Florida Pellitory – Parietaria floridana
Larval host for Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) butterflies. Read more about Florida Pellitory here. Florida Pellitory is edible.
Gamochaeta spp. – Cudweed; Everlasting
Larval host for American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) butterflies. Some Gamochaeta species in Florida are not native and some are. The one in the image below is most likely non-native Gamochaeta pensylvanica. See all Gamochaeta species in Florida here.
Gamochaeta spp. most likely non-native Gamochaeta pensylvanica