Cholesterol Spinach, Dawn Dewa, Leaves of God, Mollucan Spinach, Handama, Gynura, Hung-tsoi, Purple Spinach and Red spinach to name a few.
A dense low growing, edible plant, growing to 70 cm high.
A low maintenance perennial the thrives in the warm wet conditions of the sub-tropics and the tropics.
Likes full sun to partial shade and will grow in most soil types.
An edible nutritious plant, that can be eaten raw or cooked.
The reason to grow it for the butterflies is:
The male Blue Tiger butterfly collects the pollen from the yellow flowers, as they contain pheromones that make the caterpillars poisonous to the birds but very attractive to the female Blue Tiger butterfly.