Wild Lime
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WILD LIME   Zanthoxylum fagara
Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes Butterfly Host or Larval Food Plant

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Giant Swallowtail (Papilio cresphontes) laying eggs on Wild Lime (Zanthoxylum fagara)

Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes laying eggs on Wild Lime Zanthoxylum fagara

Botanical Name: Zanthoxylum fagara

Common Name: Wild Lime

Plant type: Tree

Light: Sun to very light shade

Size: Grows up to 10' tall

Water: Average

Soil: Average soil

Zones: 8 - 11

Note: Schaus Swallowtail butterfly species is protected by law and is listed as endangered. DO NOT touch this butterfly whether it is an egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, or adult.

Host or Larval Food Plant for Giant Swallowtail Papilio cresphontes and Schaus' Swallowtail Papilio aristodemus butterfly.