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Rhamnus californica

Pale Swallowtail Butterfly
Papilio eurymedon

Host plant for the Pale Swallowtail Butterfly, this evergreen shrub produces colorful small berries which change from yellow to red, and finally purple; these berries provide a food source for many birds. It is a reliable, handsome, and adaptable plant for the backyard garden and accommodates a wide range of conditions and a variety of soils.

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