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Plants That Attract Butterflies
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Butterflies dancing on bright-colored sails bring joy into the garden that flowers alone cannot. To attract butterflies to your garden, you need the flowers that produce the nectar that butterflies drink. To raise butterflies in your garden you need to grow the plants that caterpillars (baby butterflies) eat, and they're often not the same plants! To learn more, visit Floridata's Butterfly Lifecycle Page and Butterfly Gallery.

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Annual Plants and Flowers
  Anethum graveolens dill
  Bidens alba shepherd's needles
  Calibrachoa X hybrida Calibrachoa hybrids
  Coreopsis tinctoria calliopsis
  Coriandrum sativum coriander
  Cosmos bipinnatus cosmos
  Cosmos sulphureus orange cosmos
  Daucus carota var. sativus carrot
  Foeniculum vulgare Florence fennel
  Gaillardia pulchella blanket flower
  Gomphrena globosa globe amaranth
  Helianthus annuus common sunflower
  Nemesia strumosa nemesia
  Pastinaca sativa parsnip
  Petroselinum crispum parsley
  Phaseolus vulgaris common bean
  Tithonia rotundiflora Mexican sunflower
  Zinnia elegans zinnia
  Zinnia haageana Mexican zinnia

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Perennial Plants
  Achillea millefolium common yarrow
  Agastache foeniculum anise hyssop
  Alcea rosea hollyhock
  Allium tuberosum garlic chives
  Asclepias curassavica scarlet milkweed
  Asclepias syriaca common milkweed
  Asclepias tuberosa butterfly weed
  Aster tataricus Tatarian aster
  Centaurea montana mountain bluet
  Clerodendrum indicum tubeflower
  Conoclinium coelestinum mistflower
  Coreopsis verticillata whorled coreopsis
  Coreopsis grandiflora coreopsis
  Coreopsis lanceolata lanceleaf tickseed
  Cosmos atrosanguineus chocolate cosmos
  Cuphea hyssopifolia Mexican false heather
  Cuphea ignea cigar plant
  Cuphea micropetala tall cigar plant
  Dicentra spectabilis bleeding heart
  Echinacea purpurea purple coneflower
  Echinops ritro small globe thistle
  Erythrina herbacea coral bean
  Eupatorium fistulosum Joe Pye weed
  Gamolepis chrysanthemoides African bush-daisy
  Glandularia puchella moss verbena
  Hedychium coronarium ginger lily
  Helianthus angustifolius narrow-leaved sunflower
  Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke
  Heliopsis helianthoides oxeye sunflower
  Heuchera sanguinea coral bells
  Hibiscus grandiflorus giant rose mallow
  Hibiscus laevis halberdleaf marshmallow
  Liatris spicata dense gayfeather
  Lobelia erinus edging lobelia
  Lycoris squamigera surprise lily
  Lythrum salicaria purple loosestrife
  Melissa officinalis lemon balm
  Monarda didyma beebalm
  Monarda punctata spotted horsemint
  Narcissus spp. daffodil
  Pentas lanceolata pentas
  Phlox paniculata garden phlox
  Phlox subulata Phlox subulata
  Pycnanthemum floridanum Florida mountainmint
  Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii orange coneflower
  Rudbeckia hirta black-eyed Susan
  Ruellia brittoniana Mexican petunia
  Russelia equisetiformis firecracker plant
  Salvia lyrata lyreleaf sage
  Salvia coccinea scarlet sage
  Salvia guaranitica blue anise sage
  Salvia 'Indigo Spires' Indigo Spires sage
  Salvia leucantha Mexican bush sage
  Salvia nemorosa wood sage
  Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue
  Sedum spectabile showy sedum
  Symphyotrichum novae-angliae New England aster
  Symphyotrichum oblongifolium aromatic aster
  Tagetes lemmonii mountain marigold
  Tithonia diversifolia Bolivian sunflower
  Verbena bonariensis purpletop verbena
  Veronica spicata spike speedwell
  Veronicastrum virginicum culver's root
  Viola sororia violet

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Shrubs
  Abelia X grandiflora glossy abelia
  Buddleja davidii butterfly bush
  Caesalpinia pulcherrima peacock flower
  Cephalanthus occidentalis buttonbush
  Cestrum nocturnum night blooming jasmine
  Choisya ternata Mexican orange
  Clerodendrum bungei rose glory bower
  Clethra alnifolia sweet pepperbush
  Duranta erecta golden dewdrop
  Hamelia patens firebush
  Heliotropium arboresecens common heliotrope
  Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis Chinese hibiscus
  Hypericum frondosum golden St. John's wort
  Justicia brandegeana shrimp plant
  Lantana camara lantana
  Lantana montevidensis trailing lantana
  Leonotus leonurus lion's ear
  Malvaviscus penduliflorus Turk's cap
  Odontonema strictum firespike
  Phlomis fruticosa Jerusalem sage
  Pittosporum tobira Japanese mockorange
  Plumbago auriculata leadwort
  Prunus angustifolia Chickasaw plum
  Rhododendron austrinum Florida flame azalea
  Rhododendron canescens pinxter azalea
  Rosa laevigata Cherokee rose
  Salvia elegans pineapple sage
  Salvia greggii autumn sage
  Salvia mexicana Mexican sage
  Senna alata Christmas senna
  Senna pendula Cassia bicapsularis (syn.)
  Zenobia pulverulenta honeycups

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Trees
  Cassia roxburghii Ceylon senna
  Chionanthus virginicus fringetree
  Citrofortunella microcarpa calamondin
  Citrus meyeri Meyers lemon
  Citrus sinensis sweet orange
  Coccoloba uvifera sea grape
  Crataegus viridis green hawthorn, southern hawthorn
  Crataegus viridis green hawthorn
  Fortunella spp kumquat
  Jatropha integerrima peregrina
  Sassafras albidum sassafras
  Vitex agnus-castus hemp tree

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Vines
  Antigonon leptopus Mexican creeper
  Aristolochia elegans Calico flower
  Campsis radicans trumpet creeper
  Clerodendrum splendens flaming glorybower
  Cuscuta spp dodder
  Dolichos lablab hyacinth bean
  Helianthus debilis beach sunflower
  Ipomoea coccinea red morning glory
  Ipomoea quamoclit cypress vine
  Lonicera japonica Japanese honeysuckle
  Lonicera sempervirens coral honeysuckle
  Passiflora caerulea blue passionflower
  Passiflora incarnata maypop
  Passiflora racemosa red passionflower
  Phaseolus coccineus runner bean
  Pseudogynoxys chenopodioides Mexican Flame Vine



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