Plants That Attract Butterflies
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.
Around this time of year farmers here in Kentucky remove the flower buds from the waist-high tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) plants. Sometimes they miss a few, like this on, and the showy, fragrant flowers make an appearance. Click to download a large of version (800x600) of this beautiful burley blossom from my home state of Kentucky (which is also preparing to re-enter the commercial hemp, Cannabis sativa market).
In addition to our Plant Profiles, there are hundreds more pages that you can visit on Floridata's Articles and Resources page where you find links to our Butterfly Gallery that profiles 49 species, a Wildflower Meadow Gardening "how to" and many other gardening and natural science features.
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