Coontie
Host Plant for the Atala Butterflies

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Coontie Zamia pumila
Atala butterfly Eumaeus atala Host or Larval Food Plant

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Atala (Eumaeus atala) butterfly eggs on a Coontie leaf.
Atala (Eumaeus atala) butterfly caterpillars - larvae on a Coontie leaf.
Atala Eumaeus atala butterfly eggs
on a Coontie Zamia pumila leaf.

Atala Eumaeus atala butterfly caterpillars
Larvae on a Coontie Zamia pumila leaf.
Botanical Name: Zamia pumila

Common Names: Coontie

Plant type: Cycad

Zone: 8 - 10

Light: Sun, light shade

Size: Grows to 3 feet

Water: Drought tolerant

Soil: Well drained soil

Propagation: Seed, division

Note: Host plant for Atala Eumaeus atala butterfly.