“How does one become a butterfly?” she asked. ”You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.”
Caterpillar of Cloudless Sulphur butterfly munching on a Popcorn Cassia flower.
Interesting, the caterpillars are yellow when eating the flowers, but green when eating the leaves.
Host plants for the caterpillar are plants in the bean family and all Cassias.
I planted the popcorn cassia to attract those lemon yellow butterflies. I decided on the variety Cassia didymobotrya since is not as cold sensitive as other Cassias and its leaves smell like freshly buttered popcorn. Yumm!