Looking for Zanthoxylum fagara (wild lime) seeds?

siam_cannas(13)February 23, 2010

hi everyone. im looking for wild lime seeds because its a great host plant for the Giant swallowtail butterfly, which visits my garden. I read its a florida native. I would really like to grow this plant for my butterfly garden.

I have seeds to trade for it like lipstick plant, cassia, cannas, scotch bonnet pepper, annona, sunflower tree, and others.

please let me know if you have seeds of this plant.

Siam.

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karyn1(7a)

If you can't find anyone that has them you can buy them at Butterfly World. There's about 20-30 seeds per pack if I remember correctly. You can ask if they'll mail them to you.

Here is a link that might be useful: Butterfly World

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 7:09AM
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siam_cannas(13)

thanks karyn, you are always so helpful :)
Siam.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 8:07AM
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karyn1(7a)

I'll probably be placing a passie order with Butterfly World in the next month and can order the seeds for you if you haven't found them. Even if they'll ship to you it would probably cost less for me to mail them. I'll let you know when I'm placing my order. I'm also growing it as a host plant but didn't put it in the yard last summer because it wouldn't have supported a single caterpillar. lol I think it will be big enough to go outside this year.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 11:33AM
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siam_cannas(13)

Thanks karyn, i really appreciate it. Giant swallowtail butterflies visit my garden. I have 1 orange tree, not sure which variety, its big, but i havent seen any caterpillars on it ever! I read that the wild lime is one of their favourites thats why i decided to try it. There are alot of citrus available in trinidad, is there any other type you know of that giant swallowtails prefer?
karyn, have you ever grow the sunflower tree? would you like to try some?
Siam.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 12:00PM
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karyn1(7a)

I found this list. Maybe it will help. I still have plenty of Orange Jasmine seeds if you want some. They take a while to germinate but grow pretty fast once up and the flowers smell wonderful. I get several varieties of swallowtails but find it easier to tell most of them apart in the larval stage. Many adults of different varieties look the same to me. I didn't realize I had so many different ones until I had the cats ID'd. I think the Giant Swallowtail cats look like bird poo. The Spicebush looks like poo in the early instars but is beautiful in the 5th instar. I think it's one of the prettiest ones I get in the garden.

SWALLOWTAILS

Giant Swallowtail
- Citrus family, Rutaceae
1. Ptelea trifoliata - hop tree, wafer ash
2. Zanthoxylum clava-herculis - hercules club
3. Zanthoxylum fagara - wild lime
4. Zanthoxylum americanum - prickly ash
5. Citrus spp. - various species, including cultivated
6. Murraya paniculata - orange jasmine
7. Ruta graveolens - rue

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Spicebush Swallowtail
- Laurel family, lauraceae
1. Persea borbonia - redbay
2. Persea palustris - swampbay
3. Sassafras albidum - sassafras
4. Lindera benzoin - spicebush
5. Cinnamomum camphora - camphor tree

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Pipevine swallowtail caterpillars will die if raised on tropical pipevines.
Please only use the pipevines on the list.

Pipevine Swallowtail
- Pipevine family, Aristolochia
1. Aristolochia macrophylla - big leaf pipevine
2. Aristolochia tomentosa - woolly pipevine
3. Aristolochia serpentaria - Virginia snakeroot
4. Aristolochia californica - California pipevine
5. Aristolochia fimbriata - white-veined Duchman's pipe
6. Aristolochia trilobata - Dutchman's Pipe
7. Aristolochia clematitis - Birthwort

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Anise Swallowtail
- Carrot family, Apiaceae
1. Pimpinella anisum - anise
2. Foeniculum vulgare - fennel
3. Lomatium parsnip

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Eastern Black Swallowtail
- Rue family, Rutaceae
- Carrot family, Apiaceae
1. Ruta graveolens - rue
2. Anethum graveolens - dill
3. Foeniculum vulgare - fennel
4. Petroselinum crispum  parsley
5. Zizia aurea - golden Alexander

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Palamedes Swallowtail
- Laurel family, lauraceae
1. Persea borbonia - redbay
2. Persea palustris - swampbay
3. Sassafras albidum  sassafras

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Zebra Swallowtail
- Pawpaw family, annonaceae
1. Asimina triloba - common pawpaw
2. Asimina pygmaea - dwarf pawpaw
3. Annona muricata  soursop

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Polydamas Swallowtail
- Pipevine family, Aristolochia
1. Aristolochia elegans - calico flower
2. Aristolochia gigantea - giant pipevine

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
- Rose family, Rosaceae
- Magnolia family, Magnoliaceae
- Olive family, Oleaceae
1. Prunus serotina - wild black cherry
2. Liriodendron tulipifera - tulip poplar
3. Ptelea trifoliata - wafer ash, hoptree
4. Fraxinus velutina - Arizona ash tree

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Canadian Swallowtail
1. Populus tremuloides - quaking aspen

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Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail
- Cherry family, Prunus
- Ash family, Fraxinus
- Citrus family, Ptelea
1. Prunus virginiana - chokecherry
2. Ptelea crenulata - California hoptree
3. Ptelea trifoliata - Common hoptree

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Pale Swallowtail
- Buckthorn family, Rhamnaceae
1. Rhamnus californicus - coffeeberry
2. Ceanothus arboreus - California lilac

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Western Tiger Swallowtail
- Willow family, Salicaceae

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 2:25PM
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siam_cannas(13)

Hi karyn, thanks for all the info :) I have the giant swallowtail and also the polydamas swallowtail. Those are the only two i have seen in my garden.
I would love to have some of the orange jasmine seeds, thank you so much. Do you have any seeds of Aristolochia vines?
I have some scarlet milkweed and some yellow milkweed plants that i recently started, and they already have a few monarch caterpillars :) im so excited.
Thanks Karyn,
Siam.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 3:31PM
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karyn1(7a)

I might have some A. fimbriata seeds. I'll take a look. If I have them I'll send them with the orange jasmine.

    Bookmark   February 24, 2010 at 4:09PM
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siam_cannas(13)

Thanks so much Karyn :)

    Bookmark   February 28, 2010 at 8:15PM
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