Plants for Butterflies



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Tree Host Plants

Boxelder Acer negundo

Maple Acer spp

Alder Alnus spp.

Hercules Club Aralia spinosa

Chokeberry Aronia species

Pawpaw Asimina triloba

Ironwood Carpinus caroliniana

New Jersey tea Ceanothus americanus

Hackberry Celtis spp.

Dogwood Cornus florida

Persimmon Diospyros virginiana

White Ash Fraxinus Americana

Green Ash Fraxinus pennsylvanica

Honey Locust Gleditsia triacanthos

American Holly Ilex opaca 

Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria 

Black Walnut Juglans nigra

Eastern Redcedar Juniperus virginiana

Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera

Sweet Bay Magnolia virginiana

Redbay Persea borbonia

Eastern cottonwood; Eastern poplar Populus deltoids

Wild Plum Prunus Americana

Black Cherry Prunus serotina

Hoptree Ptelea trifoliate

Live Oak Quercus virginiana

Black Locust Robinia pseudoacacia

Sabel Palm Sabel palmetto

Weeping Willow Salix babylonica

Black Willow Salix nigra

American linden Tilia Americana
River birch Betula nigra

Winged Elm Ulmus alata 

American Elm Ulmus Americana

Maple leaf viburnum Viburnum acerifolium

Prickly Ash Zanthoxylum americanum

Tree Nectar Plants

Boxelder Acer negundo

Buckeye Aesculus spp.

Mimosa Albizia julibrissin

Serviceberry Amelanchier arborea 

Hercules Club Aralia spinosa

Pawpaw Asimina triloba

River Birch Betula nigra

Redbud Cercis canadensis

Holly Ilex species

Crapemyrtle Lagerstroemia indica

Tulip Poplar Liriodendron tulipifera

Mulberry Morus rubra

Sourwood Oxydendrum arboreum

Chickasaw plum Prunus angustifolia

Wild Plum Prunus Americana

Chokecherry Prunus virginiana

Weeping Willow Salix babylonica

American linden Tilia Americana

Chaste Tree Vitex agnus castus

Prickly Ash Zanthoxylum americanum

Shrub Host Plants

Bastard indigo Amorpha fruticosa

Rose of Sharon Hibiscus syriacus

Anise Illicium floridanum

Spice bush Lindera benzoin

Sumac Rhus spp.

Lilac Syringa spp

Sparkleberry Vaccinium arboretum

Shrub Nectar Plants

Glossy Abelia Abelia grandif ora

Chinese Abelia Abelia chinensis

Leadplant Amorpha Amorpha canescens

Bastard Indigo Amorpha fruticosa

Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii

Blue Mist Shrub Caryopteris x clandonensis

New Jersey tea Ceanothus americanus

Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis

Summersweet Clethra alnifolia

Russian Olive  Elaeagnus angustifolia

Vernal witch hazel Hamamelis vernalis

Virginia sweetspire Itea virginica

Mountain laurel Kalmia latifolia

Privit Ligustrum spp.

Spice Bush Lindera benzoin

Loropetalum Loropetalum chinense

Sweet mockorange Philadelphus coronarius

Cinquefoil Potentilla spp.

Azaleas and Rhododendrons Rhododendron species

Shining Sumac Rhus chinensis

Winged Sumac rhus coppallina

Pussy willow Salix discolor

Spirea Spiraea species

Lilac Syringa species

Viburnum Viburnum sppecies

Sparkleberry Vaccinium arboretum

Weigela Weigela florida

Yucca Yucca species

Vine Host Plants

Dutchman’s Pipe Aristolochia durior

Native Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens

Hops Humulus lupulus; H. japonica

Passion flower; Maypops Passiflora incarnate

Wisteria Wisteria species

Vine Nectar Plants

Climbing Aster Aster carolinianis

Dutchman’s Pipe Aristolochia durior

Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica

Coral Honeysuckle Lonicera sempervirens

Hops Humulus lupulus; H. japonica

Passion flower; Maypops Passiflora incarnate

Wisteria Wisteria species