USA Gardening - Region 6

Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia.

The following nectar plants (flowers) will attract all the common butterflies of region 6.

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

Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Buckeye (Junonia coenia)
Snapdragon
Antirrhinum spp.
Verbena
Verbenaceae

Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos)
Asters
Astaraceae

Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus)
Spicebush
Lindera benzoin
Sassafrass
Sassafrass albidum
Giant Swallowtail (Papililo cesphontes)
Giant Swallowtail (Papililo cesphontes)
Wild Lime
Zanthoxylum
Citrus
Ruta spp.
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
Carrot
Daucus carota
Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
Parsley
Petroselinum crispum
Dill
Anethum graveolens
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Carrot
Daucus carota
Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
Parsley
Petroselinum crispum
Dill
Anethum graveolens
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor)
Pipevines
Aristolochia
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Sage
Artemisia spp.
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae)
Wild Senna
Cassia spp.
Grey Hairstreak   (Strymon melin)
Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melin)
Pea
Fabaceae
Mallow
Malvaceae
Beans
Phaseolus
Clovers
Trifolium
Mallow
Malva
Gulf Fritillary (Dione vanillae)
Gulf Fritillary (Dione vanillae)
Passion Vine
Passiflora spp.

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