These plants were used frequently by American Indians. This genus of plants consists of about 200 species of annuals and perennials.
This graceful wildflower is a member of the daisy family. Pearly Everlasting attracts Painted Lady butterflies.
This Milkweed is a native to Eastern North America and can reach up to four feet tall. It has slim leaves that reach up
Butterflies love the nectar and Monarchs love the foliage of the Common Milkweed. This is one of the most common Milkweeds and is native
The Mistflower (aka Blue Bonnet, Wild Ageratum, Hardy Ageratum) is easy to grow, lasts long as a live or cut flower, and easily attracts butterflies
Phlox have a lot going for them, including looks, fragrance, and attractiveness to butterflies.
A native plant, Ironweed’s natural habitat is moist thickets, marshes and meadows, but it adapts well and is beneficial
These wonderful splashes of vivid yellow throughout prairies are a lovely addition to butterfly gardens. Goldenrod
This small perennial plant has a lovely flower head that contains up to 100 tiny whitish pink flowers. It is common
These wildflowers are members of the Aster family. They have interesting pink or purple flower heads that are composed
This tall and slender plant has light green to reddish green hairless stems and long 12 inch leaves. It blooms for about 2 weeks in the summer
The blue and purple trumpet-shaped blooms of the Virginia Bluebells (aka Virginia Cowslip) are hard to miss. This perennial wildflower
This group of perennial plants is very diverse. They have spike-like clusters of flowers that are very pea-like. The foliage is made up
(aka Sunset Hyssop)The brash silvery leaves and bold orange blooms make the Licorice Mint plant a butterfly garden stand-out.
These hardy perennials are commonly known as Wild Petunias because they resemble Petunias, but they are not related
The regal waving peaceful white tops of Queen Anne’s Lace (aka Wild Carrot, Bird’s Nest) will add pride and grace to any butterfly garden.
These unique and attractive white, pink, and/or lavender blooms are one-of-a-kind. These plants are tall and slender
Butterflies are very fond of these lovely plants. They have beautiful clusters of small blue flowers that bloom on long
This plant is a tough little perennial that grows in a rosette form with wavy leaves that are 6-12 inches long. They are low growing but the flowering
Crown vetch is used primarily for ground cover and erosion control. It spreads rapidly in sunny areas and can be seen most often along roadsides and open fields.