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Susan C. Dunlap
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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Susan C. Dunlap
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Susan C. Dunlap
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
Susan C. Dunlap
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....

Lycaeides melissa

Common name: Melissa Blue

Feeds on these plants:

Asclepias hallii

Carduus acanthoides

Carduus nutans

Carduus pycnocephalus

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’

(sold as Limerock Passion)

Cryptantha pterocarya

Dichelostemma congestum

Hieracium lachenalii

Leucanthemum frutescens
(sold as Silver Double)

Leucanthemum vulgare

Leucanthemum x superbum

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Aglaia’

Leucanthemum x superbum ‘Esther Read’

Leucanthemum x superbum
(sold as Silver Princess)

Matricaria recutita

Phyla nodifolia

Potentilla argyrophylla var. atrosanguinea

Potentilla canadensis

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Gold Drop’

Potentilla fruticosa ‘Tangerine’

Potentilla fruticosa
(sold as Jackmannii)

Potentilla fruticosa
(sold as Primrose)

Potentilla kingii

Potentilla verna

Rudbeckia hirta

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Autumn Colors’

Rudbeckia hirta ‘Indian Summer’

Rudbeckia hirta
(sold as Becky Series)

Rudbeckia hirta
(sold as Cordoba)

Symphyotrichum chilense

Symphyotrichum dumosum

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Symphyotrichum henersonii

Symphyotrichum lateriflium

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum praealtum

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Symphyotrichum spathulatum

Trifolium hybridum

Trifolium incarnatum

Trifolium pratense

Trifolium repens

Trifolium repens
(sold as Atropurpureum)

Trifolium rubens

Lycaeides melissa, the Melissa Blue, can be found in several states in the West, the South, the MidWest, and the Northeast.
Favorite nectar plants include: Asclepias hallii and Carduus
USDA Growing Zones for these plants include: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Host plants:
Astragalus crassicarpus
Astragalus drummondii
Astragalus flexuosus
Astragalus miser
Astragalus mollissimus
Astragalus whitneyi
Eriogonum umbellatum
Glycyrrhiza lepidota
Hedysarum boreale
Lotus unifoliatus unifoliatus
Lupinus argenteus
Lupinus barbiger
Lupinus caudatus
Lupinus parviflorus
Lupinus perennis
Medicago sativa
Oxytropis sericea