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Nectar Sources for Butterflies - During Spring DandelionTaraxacum officinale BlueberriesVaccinium spp. Blackberries, DewberriesRubus spp. Wild Plums, Wild.

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1 Nectar Sources for Butterflies - During Spring DandelionTaraxacum officinale BlueberriesVaccinium spp. Blackberries, DewberriesRubus spp. Wild Plums, Wild CherriesPrunus spp. Red CloverTrifolium pratense RedbudCercis canadenis Blue FlagIris versicolor Wild StrawberryFragaria virginiana Nectar Sources for Butterflies - During Summer Common MilkweedAsclepias syriaca Orange (Butterfly) MilkweedAsclepias tuberosa Swamp WilkweedAsclepias incarnata DogbanesApocynum spp. SumacsRhus spp. ConeflowersEchinacea spp. ThistlesCirsium spp. VervainsVerbena spp. BergamotsMonarda spp. New Jersey TeaCeanothus americanus Cow vetch / purple vetchVicia cracca/americana French MarigoldTangets patula Butterfly BushBuddleia spp. Nectar Sources for Butterflies - During Fall AstersAster spp. Joe-pye WeedsEupatorium spp. GoldenrodsSolidago spp. Blazing-starsLiatris spp. IronweedsVernonia spp. Purple LoosestrifeLythrum salicaria Shrubs LilacsSyringa spp. Tatarian HoneysuckleLonicera tartarica Red-osier DogwoodCornus stolonifera Choke CherryPrunus vigininana NannyberryVibernum lentago CrabapplesMalus spp. Annuals ZinniaZinnia spp. NasturtiumsTropaeolum majus HeliotropeHeliotropium arborescens DianthusDianthus spp. AgeratumAgeratum houstonianum CosmosCosmos bipinnatus PetuniaPetunia spp. French MarigoldTagetes patula Plants for your butterfly garden

2 ButterflyHost for adultHost for Larva Monarch (Danaus plexippus)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 shrubs Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)Cruciferans, nasturtiumsCabbage & related vegetables Sulphur (Colias philodice)Legumes (pea family), clover, vetch, alfalfawild senna, clovers Alfalfa Butterfly (Colias eurytheme)Legumes, clover, vetch, alfalfa Pearl Crescent (Phycoides tharos)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 nettle Viceroy (Limenitis archippus)Willows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.)Birch, willow, and poplar Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)Willows (Salix spp.), poplars (Populus spp.)Elm, willow, poplar, hackberry Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)Violets Silver Spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus)Nectar rich flowersWisteria, locusts Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis)Nectar rich flowersHackberries (Celtis), elm, false nettle Comma (Polygonia comma)Nectar rich flowersNettles, hops, false nettle White 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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