Sulphurs Love That Buttered Popcorn.....
cassia, that is.
I ordered a 'Buttered Popcorn' cassia from Almost Eden earlier this spring. A female cloudless sulphur laid more eggs on it today than I've ever seen a sulphur lay at one time. There are about seven? eggs grouped in the new growth at the top, plus lots of others on outer leaves.
Here she is laying some eggs -
And here's the eggs at the top - they're the tiny white "dashes" in the leaves -
This cassia is supposed to be real cold tender, so I don't know if I'll be able to keep it alive for next spring.
And when you rub the leaves, they really DO smell like theater buttered popcorn!