Adding Butterfly host plants

After creating a pollinators garden, I’ve been lucky to watch the workings of a bee colony and see native bees that I had never seen before.  This year I want to do more for butterflies.


SpeciesHost PlantNectar
Viola adunca, V. nuttallii, V. nephrophylla, and V. palustris, V. glabella
milkweed, thistle, goldenrod,

By Beatriz Moisset


(American Lady, Buckeyes, checkerspots)

pearly everlasting, artemesia, vernonia, snapdragon (Antirrhinum), penstemon, aster, plantago aster, dogbane, aster, goldenrod, marigold, common milkweed, selfheal, vetch 220px-American_Lady_Butterfly_caterpillar

By Wilson44691


By Queerbubbles

Swallowtailchokecherry, ash, hop treesthistles, milkweeds, lilac, and other nectars218px-Eastern_tiger_swallowtail3

By Jay Williams


I will also add a
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Image Sources:
By Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, – This image is Image Number 5382189 at Insect Images, a source for entomological images operated by The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service.(cropped), CC BY 3.0 us, Link

By Jay Williams –, CC BY 2.5, Link


By Wilson44691 – Own work, CC0,

By Queerbubbles – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


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