USA Gardening - Region 1

The following nectar plants (flowers) will attract all the common butterflies of region 1.

Buddleia, Heliotrope, Lantana, Milkweed, Mint, Pentas, Porterweed, Verbena and Zinnias.


Listed below are the butterflies common to this region and the important host plants that will attract them.

(Common names followed by latin)

Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Monarch (Danaus plexippus)
Milkweeds
Asclepias syriaca
A.incarnata
A.speciosa

West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)
West Coast Lady (Vanessa annabella)
Hollyhocks

Alcea rosea

Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui)
Hollyhocks
Alcea rosea
Sunflower
Helianthus spp.

Cabbage White (Pieris rape)
Cabbage White (Pieris rape)
Garden Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus
Cabbage
Brassica spp.
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus)
Wild Plums and Cherries
Prunus spp.
Aspens and Willows
Salix spp.
Poplars
Populus spp.
Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)
Pale Swallowtail (Papilio eurymedon)
Wild Lilacs
Ceanothus spp.
Wild Plums and Cherries
Prunus spp.
Buckthorns
Rhamnus spp.
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Carrot
Daucus carota
Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
Parsley
Petroselinum crispum
Dill
Anethum graveolens
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)
Aspens and Willows
Salix spp.
Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melinus)
Pea
Fabaceae
Mallow
Malvaceae
Beans
Phaseolus
Clovers
Trifolium
Mallow
Malva
Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)
Meadow Fritillary (Boloria bellona)
Violets
Viola spp.
 Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Sage
Artemisia spp.

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    - Svein
  • The visit to the farm was wonderful. I plant as many plants that I can to attract them, and photograph them. James Mason and Frances Renzi Sylvania, Ohio

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