USA Gardening - Region 2

The following nectar plants (flowers) will attract all the common butterflies of region 2.

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

Gulf Fritillary (Dione vanillae)
Gulf Fritillary (Dione vanillae)
Passion Vine
Passiflora spp.

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Wild Senna
Cassia spp.

Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudatus)
Two-tailed Swallowtail (Papilio multicaudatus)
Wild Plums and Cherries
Prunus spp.
Ashes
Fraxinus spp.
Hop-tree
Ptelea trifoliata
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.
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Sage
Artemisia spp.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
Wild Cherry
Prunus spp.
Poplar
Poplus spp.
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Pipevines
Aristolochia
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Carrot
Daucus carota
Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
Parsley
Petroselinum crispum

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