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Planting For Butterflies - Host/Food Plants

Include these plants in your garden for butterflies to hatch out caterpillars on.

A photo of Asters


Symphyotrichum spp.

A photo of Stokes Aster

Stokes Aster

Stokesia spp.

A photo of Shasta daisy

Shasta daisy

Leucanthemum spp.

A photo of Sunflower


Helianthus spp.

A photo of Angelica


Angelica spp.

A photo of False Indigo

False Indigo

Baptisia spp.

A photo of Stonecrop


Sedum spp.

A photo of Hylotelephium Stonecrop

Hylotelephium Stonecrop

Hylotelephium spp.

A photo of Garden Nasturtium

Garden Nasturtium

Tropaeolum majus

Ornamental Grasses

Ornamental Grasses

A photo of Milkweed


Asclepias spp.

A photo of Bird's Foot Trefoil

Bird's Foot Trefoil

Lotus corniculatus

A photo of Common Broom

Common Broom

Cytisus scoparius ssp. scoparius

A photo of Honesty


Lunaria annua

A photo of Hop


Humulus lupulus

A photo of Common Ivy

Common Ivy

Hedera helix

A photo of Lady's Smock

Lady's Smock

Cardamine pratensis

A photo of Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

Alliaria petiolata

A photo of Plume Thistle

Plume Thistle

Cirsium spp.

A photo of Sorrel


Rumex acetosa

A photo of Broad-leaved dock

Broad-leaved dock

Rumex obtusifolius

A photo of Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle

Urtica dioica

A photo of Thistle


Carduus spp.

A photo of Alder Buckthorn

Alder Buckthorn

Frangula alnus

A photo of Blackthorn


Prunus spinosa

A photo of Purging Buckthorn

Purging Buckthorn

Rhamnus cathartica

A photo of Holly


Ilex aquifolium

A photo of English Oak

English Oak

Quercus robur




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