Some of our butterflies will use both wild and ornamental plants as their hosts. Here are the names of some of the species use both native and cultivated host plants:
Cabbage White – Nasturtium
Gray Hairstreak – Hibiscus
Painted Lady – Hollyhock
Common Buckeye – Snapdragon
If you grow any of these ornamental plants in your garden this year, examine them closely you may find that these beautiful plants are also serving as hosts to butterflies.