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A collection of 50 images as if seen from a butterfly’s point of view. Includes the names of native Zinnia species and the most complete list of US butterflies that will feed on Zinnia blossoms.
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Butterflies in Mind -- Monarch
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This abundantly illustrated volume enables you to select from a complete list of well described perennial nectar plants that are known to attract & feed Monarch butterflies. Over 40 genera are described that are suitable to be grown...
Butterflies in Mind -- Perennials
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Butterflies in Mind - Perennials. This book is a definitive guide to perennial nectar plants preferred by US butterflies. It empowers you to feed, attract, support (and help identify) nectar-feeding butterflies that reside in the US....

Battus philenor

Common name: Blue Swallowtail

Feeds on these plants:

Agapanthus africanus

Agapanthus campanulatus

Agapanthus hybrid
(sold as Van's White)

Agapanthus inapertus

Agapanthus praecox

Agapanthus ‘Queen Anne’

Agapanthus ‘Streamline’

Aquilegia canadensis

Arbutus andrachne

Arbutus menziesii

Arbutus unedo

Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’

Arbutus ‘Marina’

Asclepias angustifolia

Asclepias asperula

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Deep Red)

Asclepias curassavica
(sold as Silky Gold)

Asclepias fascicularis

Asclepias hallii

Asclepias incarnata

Asclepias perennis

Asclepias purpurascens

Asclepias quadrifolia

Asclepias speciosa

Asclepias subulata

Asclepias syriaca

Asclepias tuberosa

Asclepias viridiflora

Bougainvilla species

Buddleja alternifolia

Buddleja colvilei

Buddleja crispa

Buddleja davidii

Buddleja davidii ‘Harlequin’

Buddleja davidii ‘Pink Delight’

Buddleja davidii
(sold as dwarf)

Buddleja lindleyana

Buddleja marrubifolia

Buddleja saligna

Buddleja salviifolia

Buddleja weyeriana 'honeycomb'

Buddleja x pikei

Buddleja x weyeriana

Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Carduus nutans

Castilleja exserta

Centaurea americana

Centranthus ruber

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Cirsium altissimum
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium arvense
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium hilli
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium muticum
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium nuttalii
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium occidentale
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium species
(sold as Thistle)

Cirsium vulgare
(sold as Thistle)

Cordia boissieri

Cordia globosa

Cordia species

Coreopsis auriculata

Coreopsis gigantea

Coreopsis grandiflora hogg ex sweet

Coreopsis grandiflora ‘Sunray’

Coreopsis lanceolata
(sold as Tequila Sunrise)

Coreopsis maritima

Coreopsis palmata

Coreopsis rosea

Coreopsis tinctoria

Coreopsis verticillata ‘Moonbeam’

Coreopsis
(sold as Limerock Passion)

Delphinium cardinale

Delphinium grandiflorum

Delphinium nudicaule

Delphinium tricorne

Delphinium ‘Galahad’

Delphinium
(sold as x cultorum Blue Fountains)

Dianthus arenarius

Dianthus armeria

Dianthus barbatus

Dianthus carthusianorum

Dianthus caryophyllus
(sold as Cinnamon Red Hots)

Dianthus chinensis

Dianthus deltoides

Dianthus gratianopolitanus

Dianthus hybrid
(sold as Spangled Star)

Dianthus knappii

Dianthus plumarius

Dianthus ‘Pixie Star’

Dianthus ‘Tiny Rubies’

Dianthus
(sold as Raspberrry Parfait)

Dianthus
(sold as Telstar Crimson)

Dianthus
(sold as Telstar Purple)

Dianthus
(sold as x Raspberry Swirl)

Dichelostemma congestum

Duranta erecta ‘Sapphire’

Duranta erecta
(sold as Variegata)

Duranta stenostachya

Echium candicans

Echium hybrid
(sold as Mr Happy)

Echium maculatum

Echium pininana

Echium plantagineum

Echium vulgare

Echium wildpretii

Erysimum cuspidatum ‘Orange Bedder’

Erysimum franciscanum

Erysimum kotschyanum

Erysimum linifolium

Erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’

Gaillardia pinnatifida

Gaillardia pulchella
(sold as Plume Series)

Gaillardia x grandiflora
(sold as Fanfare)

Gaillardia ‘Oranges And Lemons’

Hamelia patens

Hedychium coronarium

Helianthus angustifolius

Helianthus annuus
(sold as Junior Yellow)

Helianthus annuus
(sold as Paquito Mix)

Helianthus laevigatus

Helianthus maximiliani

Helianthus mollis

Helianthus occidentalis

Helianthus petiolaris

Helianthus salicifolius

Hibiscus moscheutos
(sold as Aquarian)

Hibiscus moscheutos
(sold as Carafe series)

Hibiscus moscheutos
(sold as Grenache)

Hibiscus moscheutos
(sold as Splash Series)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Hawaiian Sunset’

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Amour)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Hula Girl)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Mongon Patio Tree)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Mongon)

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis
(sold as Painted Lady)

Hibiscus syriacus

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Helene’

Hibiscus syriacus ‘Notwoodone’

Hibiscus syriacus
(sold as Collie Mullens)

Hibiscus trionum

Hibiscus
(sold as Fireball)

Impatiens capensis

Impatiens hybrid

Impatiens omeiana

Impatiens schlechteri ‘New Guinea’

Impatiens sodenii

Impatiens
(sold as La Vida Rosa)

Impatiens
(sold as x hybrida Painted Paradise)

Ipomoea batatas

Ipomoea cairica

Ipomoea carnea ssp. fistulosa

Ipomoea indica

Ipomoea purpurea
(sold as Tickle Me Pink)

Lagerstroemia hybrid
(sold as Twilight)

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei
(sold as Natchez)

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei
(sold as Seminole)

Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei
(sold as Tuscarora)

Lagerstroemia indica
(sold as Majestic Orchid)

Lagerstroemia indica
(sold as magenta)

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Lantana camara
(sold as Carlos)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Peach Sunrise)

Lantana camara
(sold as Landmark Pink Dawn)

Lantana hirta

Lantana hybrid
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana involucrata

Lantana montevidensis

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Confetti)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as Lavender Trailing)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as New Gold)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as orange)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as white)

Lantana montevidensis
(sold as yellow)

Lantana ‘Silver Mound’

Lilium formosanum

Lobelia angulata

Lobelia cardinalis

Lobelia cardinalis ‘Queen Victoria’

Lobelia dunni

Lobelia erinus
(sold as Blue Splash)

Lobelia hybrid ‘Compliment Deep Red’

Lobelia hybrid
(sold as Laguna Pink)

Lobelia laxiflora

Lobelia siphilitica

Lobelia tupa

Lobelia x speciosa

Lobelia x speciosa
(sold as Fan Deep Red)

Mimosa pudica

Monarda didyma

Monarda fistulosa

Monarda punctata

Opuntia ficus-indica

Passiflora caerulea

Passiflora edulis
(sold as Frederick)

Passiflora incarnata

Passiflora manicata

Passiflora sanguinolenta

Passiflora vitifolia

Passiflora x alato-caerulea

Passiflora x belotii

Passiflora ‘Coral Seas’

Passiflora ‘Purple Haze’

Passiflora
(sold as Lavender Lady)

Pentas species

Phlox drummondii

Phlox pilosa

Phlox subulata

Phlox
(sold as Diamond Mix)

Phlox
(sold as Miller's Hybrid)

Plumbago auriculata

Plumbago auriculata ‘Alba’

Raphanus raphanistrum

Raphanus sativus
(sold as April Cross)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Cabernet)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Cherry Belle)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as China Rose)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Chinese White)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Comet)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Crunchy Royale)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Early Scarlet Globe)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as French Breakfast)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Icicle)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Long White Icicle)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Masato Green)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Masato Red)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Minowase Early daikon)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Ping Pong)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Pink Beauty)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Red Boy)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Red Meat)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Round Black Spanish)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Sakurajima Mammoth)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Scarlet Globe)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Snow Belle)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Sparkler)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Szechuan Red)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as Tama)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as burpee white)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as champion)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as cherriette)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as lady slipper)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as plum purple)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as scarlet knight)

Raphanus sativus
(sold as summer cross)

Salvia africana-lutea

Salvia apiana

Salvia ballotiflora

Salvia blepharophylla

Salvia brandegei

Salvia buchananii

Salvia cacaliifolia

Salvia canariensis

Salvia chamaedryoides

Salvia chiapensis

Salvia cleveladii, or clevelandii

Salvia clevelandii

Salvia coahuilensis

Salvia coccinea ‘Brenthurst’

Salvia coccinea ‘Lady In Red’

Salvia coccinea
(sold as May Night)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Rose Queen)

Salvia coccinea
(sold as Select Rose)

Salvia coerulea

Salvia confertiflora

Salvia discolor

Salvia dolomitica

Salvia elegans

Salvia elegans
(sold as Golden Delicious)

Salvia farinacea

Salvia fruticosa

Salvia fulgens

Salvia gesneriiflora

Salvia glechomifolia

Salvia greggii

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo Bright Red’

Salvia greggii ‘Navajo White’

Salvia greggii ‘Sierra San Antonio’

Salvia greggii
(sold as watermelon Autumn Sage pink)

Salvia hians

Salvia hybrid

Salvia indica

Salvia involucrata
(sold as El Cielo)

Salvia leucantha

Salvia leucantha ‘Santa Barbara’

Salvia leucophylla

Salvia longispicata

Salvia mellifera

Salvia mexicana

Salvia microphylla

Salvia microphylla ‘Hot Lips’

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Bezerkeley)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as Rosita)

Salvia microphylla
(sold as ucb pink)

Salvia munzii

Salvia nemorosa

Salvia nemorosa ‘Sensation Rose’

Salvia nemorosa
(sold as Viola Klose)

Salvia officinalis ssp. lavandulifolia

Salvia officinalis

Salvia officinalis ‘Icterina’

Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’

Salvia officinalis ‘Tricolor’

Salvia pachyphylla

Salvia patens

Salvia pozo blue

Salvia pratensis

Salvia regla

Salvia roemeriana

Salvia sclerea

Salvia sinaloensis

Salvia spathacea

Salvia species

Salvia splendens

Salvia splendens ‘Salsa Purple’

Salvia uliginosa

Salvia urica

Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’

Salvia viridis

Salvia wagneriana

Salvia x jamensis

Salvia x sylvestris

Salvia x sylvestris
(sold as Snowhill)

Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’

Salvia ‘Waverly’

Salvia
(sold as Blue Victory)

Salvia
(sold as Red Hot Sally)

Salvia
(sold as Salsa Purple)

Salvia
(sold as Verona)

Tagetes erecta
(sold as Inca Orange)

Tagetes erecta
(sold as Inca Yellow)

Tagetes lemmonii

Tagetes minuta

Tagetes patula

Tagetes tenuifolia

Tagetes
(sold as Marigold Antigua orange)

Tagetes
(sold as Marigold Antigua yellow)

Tagetes
(sold as Marigold Bonanza yellow)

Tagetes
(sold as vanilla)

Tithonia diversifolia

Tithonia rotundifolia

Trifolium hybridum

Trifolium incarnatum

Trifolium pratense

Trifolium repens

Trifolium repens
(sold as Atropurpureum)

Trifolium rubens

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena hastata

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Quartz scarlet)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Red & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena hybrid
(sold as Tapien Pink)

Verbena lilacina

Verbena rigida 'polaris'

Verbena rigida polaris

Verbena rigida

Verbena stricta

Verbena ‘Homestead Purple’

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Cherry Red)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Light Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Pearl)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec Raspberry)

Verbena
(sold as Aztec White Magic)

Verbena
(sold as Babylon Deep Pink)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Purple & White)

Verbena
(sold as Sparkler Sky Blue & White)

Verbena
(sold as Tukana White)

Verbena
(sold as x hybrida Taylortown Red)

Vicia benghalensis

Vicia caroliniana

Vicia villosa

Battus philenor, the Blue Swallowtail, can be found in numerous states in all regions of the country.
Favorite nectar plants include: Asclepias, Buddleja, Cirsium, Salvia, and Verbena
USDA Growing Zones for these plants include: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11