The following Plants are exceptionally good for
attracting Butterflies. Look for this Symbol on our regular
with this symbol are Host Plants and feed
Butterflies when they're in their Caterpillar phase and some can also
provide nectar when in the Butterfly phase. These plants are
selected by the Butterfly for egg laying.
Without caterpillars, there would be no butterflies or moths!
And, in fact, Butterfly populations are decreasing in measurable
Butterfly food (Host) plants in your yard attracts female butterflies,
encouraging them to stay and lay eggs. Caterpillars eat a lot as they
grow, but they don't usually damage plants permanently and if you've
ever seen a Butterfly emerge from it's chrysalis, you'll forget all about
the munched foliage! Promise! Some folks build a separate
'Host Garden' -- an out of the limelight garden filled with host
plants -- knowing they're going to be munched on BUT without host
plants, you will have fewer Butterflies. Some caterpillars are able to thrive on a number of closely related
plants while others are able to digest just one specific plant species!
We don't profess to be experts on Butterflies but hope this list and
brief information gives you a place to start.
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