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Butterflies all a Flutter

What could bring more joy than watching a beautiful butterfly fluttering?

The Joy of Butterfly Gardens --  Butterfly Feeders, Bait & Nectar -- Life-Cycle of Butterflies
What I Learned about Butterflies -- Simple Steps to a Butterfly Garden -- Great Plants for Butterfly Gardens -- Butterflies etc.

This page was Last Edited on 12/16/2015 04:00 PM provides list of wildflowers by region.  Click on your region below for more information:
  • Northeast -- For Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia.
  • Midwest  -- For Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • Pacific Northwest --For No. California, Western Oregon and Washington.
  • Southeast -- For Alabama, Arizona, Washing DC, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, East Texas.
  • Southwest -- For Arizona, So. California, New Mexico, So. Nevada, West Texas, Oklahoma
  • Western Mountains -- For Colorado, Utah, Montana, Indiana, Wyoming, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota ,Eastern Oregon & Washington provides list of butterflies found in specific regions.


If you don't want to go the trouble of discovering exactly which plants attract specific butterflies in your area, I have a "generic" list of "typical" plants that generally attract butterflies.  (What I am trying to say is:  "Try these plants, they may or may not work for you but at least you will have a beautiful garden to enjoy - with or without butterflies)
Generic List of Plants that Attract Butterflies
Aspen Tree Daisies Marigold
Aster Dianthus Nasturtium
Bee Balm Dill Parsley
Black-Eyed Susan Fennel Pentas
Blanket flower Flowering Dogwood Petunia
Butterfly Bush Garden phlox

Purple coneflower

Cardinal Flower Goldenrod Queen Anne’s Lace
Carrots Great lobelia Salvia
Clover Hollyhock Shasta Daisy
Columbine Indian Paintbrush Snapdragon
Common Milkweed Joe-pye weed Tickseed
Coneflowers Lantana Verbena
Coontie Liatris (aka Gayfeather) Violet
Coreopsis Lobelia Yarrow
Cosmos Mallow Zinnia
The above list are common flowers that attract butterflies - list is not complete

Herbs that attract butterflies


Regardless of whether you go with "generic" butterfly garden or a "butterfly-specific" garden, follow the guideline creating a butterfly garden.  The plants above are a listing of nectar and host plants.  If you do any research, look up host plants for butterflies in your area that meet the needs of these delicate-looking creatures so they will be all a flutter in your yard. 

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