Some of its preferred hosts for feeding and/or egg laying are, besides grapes, citrus, Crepe myrtle, Privet, Photinia, Camellia, Ash, Sycamore, Magnolia, Peach, Sunflower, Hollyhock, and Malva, Sow thistle
and Lambs-quarters (weeds).
And all forms of life are one in their tenacity, in their determined grip on existence, in their unfaltering will to be, exhibited so obviously in the sow thistle
rising through any crevice forced or found in cement or rock; in mayweed and burdock thriving along roadsides, among rubbish and waste; in the unrelenting persistence of birds--sparrows, crows, warblers--up at dawn, even after a sudden spring storm of sleet and ice, a long frigid night, calling and scrabbling in the cold, there to survive, crisis or no.
I was tootling around Roath looking for sow thistle
, ribwort plantain and campanula for my tortoise Sleepy Gary (who I have subsequently found out is a girl).
The most sought after flowers include lotus, marigold, rose, bougainvillea, orchid, Pensy, Phalaenopsis, Rudbeckia Fulgida, Grape hyancyth, Royal autumn Lilies, Aussie Julie, Cernedia, Butter cup, Daisy, Sow thistle
, Dahlia, Crisantehimum and Zexmenida etc.