Nectar Sources for Butterflies - During Spring

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Dandelion. Taraxacum. . officinale. Blueberries. Vaccinium. spp.. Blackberries, Dewberries. Rubus. spp.. Wild Plums, Wild Cherries. Prunus. spp.. Red Clover. Trifolium. . pratense. Redbud. Cercis. ID: 216191 Download Presentation

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Nectar Sources for Butterflies - During SpringDandelionTaraxacum officinaleBlueberriesVaccinium spp.Blackberries, DewberriesRubus spp.Wild Plums, Wild CherriesPrunus spp.Red CloverTrifolium pratenseRedbudCercis canadenisBlue FlagIris versicolorWild StrawberryFragaria virginianaNectar Sources for Butterflies - During SummerCommon MilkweedAsclepias syriacaOrange (Butterfly) MilkweedAsclepias tuberosaSwamp WilkweedAsclepias incarnataDogbanesApocynum spp.SumacsRhus spp.ConeflowersEchinacea spp.ThistlesCirsium spp.VervainsVerbena spp.BergamotsMonarda spp.New Jersey TeaCeanothus americanusCow vetch / purple vetchVicia cracca/americanaFrench MarigoldTangets patulaButterfly BushBuddleia spp.Nectar Sources for Butterflies - During FallAstersAster spp.Joe-pye WeedsEupatorium spp.GoldenrodsSolidago spp.Blazing-starsLiatris spp.IronweedsVernonia spp.Purple LoosestrifeLythrum salicaria

ShrubsLilacsSyringa spp.Tatarian HoneysuckleLonicera tartaricaRed-osier DogwoodCornus stoloniferaChoke CherryPrunus vigininanaNannyberryVibernum lentagoCrabapplesMalus spp.

AnnualsZinniaZinnia spp.NasturtiumsTropaeolum majus HeliotropeHeliotropium arborescens DianthusDianthus spp. AgeratumAgeratum houstonianum CosmosCosmos bipinnatus PetuniaPetunia spp.French MarigoldTagetes patula

Plants for your butterfly garden


ButterflyHost for adultHost for LarvaMonarch (Danaus plexippus)Milkweed (Asclepias spp.)Milkweed (Asclepias spp.)Black swallowtails (Papilio polyxenes)Alexanders (Zizia spp.)Parsley family (Umbelliferae) i.e parsley, carrots & parsnips Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), dill Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio canadensis)Birches ( Betula ssp. ), Aspens (Populus spp. )Broadleaf trees and shrubsCabbage White (Pieris rapae)Cruciferans, nasturtiumsCabbage & related vegetablesSulphur (Colias philodice)Legumes (pea family), clover, vetch, alfalfawild senna, cloversAlfalfa Butterfly (Colias eurytheme)Legumes, clover, vetch, alfalfaLegumes, clover, vetch, alfalfaPearl Crescent (Phycoides tharos)Asters (Aster spp.)Asters (Aster spp.)American Painted Lady (Vanessa virginiensis)Composites, burdocks, everlastings (Antennaria spp.)Thistles, Pearly-everlastings (Anaphalis)Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)Nettles (Urtica spp.)Nettles (Urtica spp.), false nettleViceroy (Limenitis archippus)Willows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.)Birch, willow, and poplarMourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)Willows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.)Elm, willow, poplar, hackberryGreat Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) VioletsVioletsSilver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)Nectar rich flowersWisteria, locustsQuestion Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)Nectar rich flowersHackberries (Celtis), elm, false nettleComma (Polygonia comma)Nectar rich flowersNettles, hops, false nettleWhite Admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)Nectar rich flowersbirch, willow, and poplar

For more info:

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies

Butterflies of North America (Kaufman Focus Guides)

Watch for butterfly/hummingbird friendly plants at local gardening centres

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