USA Gardening - Region 7

Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, DC, West Virginia, southern Ontario, southern Quebec.

The following nectar plants (flowers) will attract all the common butterflies of region 7.

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
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele)
Violet
Viola spp.
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.
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Cabbage White (Pieris rapae)
Garden Nasturtium
Tropaeolum majus
Cabbage
Brassica spp.
Grey Hairstreak   (Strymon melin)
Grey Hairstreak (Strymon melin)
Pea
Fabaceae
Mallow
Malvaceae
Beans
Phaseolus
Clovers
Trifolium
Mallow
Malva
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Anise Swallowtail (Papilio zelicaon)
Carrot
Daucus carota
Fennel
Foeniculum vulgare
Parsley
Petroselinum crispum
Dill
Anethum graveolens

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