Wednesday, June 17, 2009

To Attract Specific Butterflys

Black Swallowtail, parsley attracts this butterfly
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, the tulip poplar tree is the host for this butterfly

Spice Bush Swallowtail, the Sassafras trees attract this butterfly


Monarchs prefer milk-weed and butterfly weed



8 comments:

Becca's Dirt said...

Good morning Patsy. Interesting post - I wasn't aware of the plants to attract specific butterfly's. Thanks for sharing that piece of information. I am gonna get me some specific plants for butterfly's.

Mildred said...

Thanks for the interesting info. We have lots of tulip poplars. Have a great day Patsy.

Darla said...

Very good info here.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Patsy,
Just love those butterflies. I try to plant all kinds of plants hoping to attract these. Thank you for sharing. I have seen a lot of different ones while out and about today.
Blessings,
Sue

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What beauties Patsy! Those are some major bales of hay there.

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautiful pictures, Patsy, and interesting information. The butterfly weed is now blooming and I took pictures of a butterfly on it, just today. A fritilary, or something like that. I don't know the correct spelling, but will look it up. I have lots os sassafras. I believe the dark swallowtail lays it's eggs on the leaves of the sassafras.

Anyway, I enjoyed the pictures and post. Hope you're keeping cool! We got to 93 today.

Hugs,

Renie

Shellmo said...

Beautiful photos and great info! My hubby has been trying very hard to attract butterflies and has a few of the plants you mentioned above - but I think he should get some milkweed too!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

How pretty !
We have two butterfly bushes and they literally come alive when the blooms are full...
I have always loved butterflies even as a young girl, I was never aware there are so many varieties.
Thanks for the wonderful information.