USA Gardening - Region 8

Southern Florida

The following nectar plants (flowers) will attract all the common butterflies of region 8.

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

Giant Swallowtail (Papililo cesphontes)
Giant Swallowtail (Papililo cesphontes)
Wild Lime
Zanthoxylum
Citrus
Ruta spp.

Polydamus Swallowtail (Battus polydamus)
Polydamus Swallowtail (Battus polydamus)
Dutchmans Pipe
Aristolochia spp.
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Old World Swallowtail (Papilio machaon)
Sage
Artemisia spp.
Julia (Dryas Julia)
Julia (Dryas Julia)
Passion Vine
Passiflora spp.-
Incense, Incarnata, Suberosa
Orange-barred Sulphur (Pheobis philea)
Orange-barred Sulphur (Pheobis philea)
 Passion Vine
Passiflora spp.-
Incense, Incarnata, Suberosa
Cloudless Sulphur (Pheobis sennae)
Cloudless Sulphur (Pheobis sennae)
Wild Senna
Cassia spp.
Queen (Dannaus gilippus)
Queen (Dannaus gilippus)
Milkweeds
Asclepias syriaca
A.incarnata
A.speciosa

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