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

By Beatriz Moisset

Brushfoot

(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

194px-Butterfly_House_4

By Queerbubbles

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

By Jay Williams

220px-Papilio_multicaudata_larva

I will also add a
For more information.
https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/fritillary.shtml
http://www.thebutterflysite.com/colorado-butterflies.shtml
http://frontrangeliving.com/home/garden/cultivating-a-butterfly-garden/

Image Sources:
By Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org – 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 – http://photoblog.dview.us/tiger-swallowtail-butterfly, CC BY 2.5, Link

 

By Wilson44691 – Own work, CC0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=41783795

By Queerbubbles – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=4298514

 

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