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First Sulphur Cat!

Posted by lucas_tx 7b (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 15, 12 at 12:51

I planted what was supposed to be a canyon senna (small native senna from south texas) in a sheltered spot against a south wall. After the first year I realized it was mislabled and it grew into a beautiful but huge Common Senna (Senna corymbosa). I had no choice to move it as it was very close to the back of the garage and under a window. So today we bit the bullet and dug it up and transplated it to a nice spot in the front yard where it can get as big as it wants.

While we were settling it in, I found this guy. He's obviously been eating flowers but I've never tried to identify a sulphur cat before so don't know which one he is. He's a pretty good sized thing so I think he must be one of the bigger sulphurs.

Thanks

Teri


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RE: First Sulphur Cat!

'Looks like a cloudless sulphur to me! Here's a picture of one of mine for comparison -

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I planted Senna corymbosa several years ago, never got an egg or cat on it, and eventually pulled it up. Others on this forum have reported no success with it, either. So, congrats - your plant is the first one I've heard of that was used as a host plant!

Sherry


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RE: First Sulphur Cat!

The color is way off in that picture, I somehow got a blue cast turnedpn in the camera.I have identified the plant correctly haven't I?

It's currently 8-10 ft tall, was evergreen in a mild winter in Dallas last year.

Thanks

Teri


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RE: First Sulphur Cat!

As I recall, that is what S. corymbosa looked like, and I seem to remember it being evergreen. I think that's one reason I left it for several seasons before digging it up - it would have leaves on it even in earliest spring.

Sherry


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