Dahoon (Ilex cassine) is a versatile evergreen shrub, revered for its ecological benefits, aesthetic appeal, and resilience. Native Range and USDA Zones: Native around the Gulf of Mexico, Dahoon can be found in the southeastern United States, parts of the Caribbean, and Central America, this multifaceted plant plays a pivotal […]
Here’s a dive into the many ways Sea Grapes enhance butterfly gardens in coastal regions of the U.S. southeast.
The Native American Black Drink, also known as Asi or Cassina, is a traditional beverage made from the leaves of the Black Drink Holly plant (Ilex nigrumpotum), formerly known as Yaupon.
Several butterfly species utilize Black Drink Holly as a food source for their caterpillars
Yes, Black Drink Holly (Ilex nigrumpotum) is good for butterflies because it acts as a host plant for butterfly larvae. Several butterfly species utilize Black Drink Holly as a food source for their caterpillars. For example, the Henry’s Elfin butterfly (Callophrys henrici) and the Duskywing butterflies (Erynnis spp.) are known […]
Out of respect for Native America, and to better reflect the plant and its history, Johnny Butterflyseed renames Yaupon Holly (Ilex Vomitoria) to Black Drink Holly (Ilex nigrumpotum).