Shy Leaf
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SHYLEAF   Aeschynomene americana
Butterfly Host or Larval Food Plant
Barred Yellow Eurema daira Host or Larval Food Plant.

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Shyleaf (Aeschynomene americana) host or larval food plant for Barred Yellow (Eurema daira) butterfly

Shyleaf flower and leaves.
Barred Yellow (Eurema daira) butterfly caterpillar on Shyleaf (Aeschynomene americana)

Barred Yellow Eurema daira butterfly caterpillar.
Barred Yellow (Eurema daira) butterflies on Pink Lantana

Barred Yellow butterflies drinking nectar from Pink Lantana

Botanical Name: Aeschynomene americana

Common Name: Shyleaf

Plant type: Annual weed with sticky seeds - not a garden plant

Light: Full sun to light shade

Size: Can grow over2 feet tall

Water: Average

Soil: Average soil

Propagation: Seed

Host for: Barred Yellow Eurema daira

Egg Note: Eggs are almost microscopic white flecks.

Caterpillar: Caterpillars are green.

Note: Shyleaf is not a garden plant. Plant these plants or seeds in an area where you allow weeds to grow naturally.