Brazilian Grapetree

Brazillan Grape Tree close up

Although we are constantly replacing plants in the Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing, it isn’t often that we introduce an entirely new plant. But now, for the first time, we’ve added a Brazilian grapetree (Myrciaria cauliflora). It’s ideal for the Butterfly Wing because its tiny white flowers produce nectar for certain butterflies. Then those flowers turn into dark purple fruits, which will be used in our fruit dishes to feed other types of butterflies. Come check it out!

Nathan Brockman, Christina Reiman Butterfly Wing Curator