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An infamous example is the arrowroot starch derived from the native coontie, later banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Atala butterflies use a similar strategy based on their coontie consumption.
Sago palms, also known as cycads, cardboard palms, fern palms and coontie plants, hail from tropical and subtropical areas but have become popular ornamental plants in the United States in the past 10 to 20 years.
Zebra longwing and Julia butterflies flutter about as red and yellow Atala caterpillars munch on coonties, and bees enjoy the ever-changing flowers in bloom.
For these problem areas give Asiatic jasmine, coontie, mondo grass and wire vine a try.
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