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Butterflies and Their Host Plants

June 4, 2018

It’s butterfly garden season! Did you know there are certain plants that attract certain types of butterflies? It’s called a host plant. Host plants are an important spot for butterflies to lay eggs on and for the caterpillars to munch on once they hatch. In case you’re looking to attract a certain variety of butterfly, take a look at these host plants to which they’re most attracted to.

Butterflies And Their Host Plants:

  • Black Swallowtail: Parsley, Dill, Bronze Fennel
  • Cloudless Sulphur: Cassia
  • Common Buckeye: Snapdragon, Toadflax
  • Eastern Tiger Swallowtail: Tulip Tree
  • Giant Swallowtail: Citrus
  • Gray Hairstreak: Hibiscus, Mallow
  • Gulf Fritillary: Passion Vine
  • Monarch: Asclepias
  • Painted Lady: Hollyhock, Mallow
  • Pearl Crescent: Aster
  • Sleepy Orange: Cassia
  • Zebra Longwire: Passion Vine

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