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Vanessa cardui

Common name: Painted Lady

Feeds on these plants:

Aesculus californica

Aesculus hippocastanum

Aesculus pavia

Aesculus x carnea

Agastache foeniculum

Alkanna tinctoria

Allium ampeloprasum ‘Leek’
(sold as Titan, Giant Musselburgh, Lancelot, Musselburgh, Large American Flag, American Flag )

Allium ampeloprasum
(sold as elephant garlic)

Allium cepa ‘Bunching Onions’
(sold as Red Baron, white/off white Bunching, Lisbon, Lisbon Winter Hardy, Evergreen white/off white)

Allium cepa ‘Pickling Onion’
(sold as Barletta)

Allium cepa ‘Red Onions’
(sold as Sweet Spanish Red, Southport red globe, Granex Red, red hamburger)

Allium cepa ‘Shallot’
(sold as Ambition, Armador, Cuisse de Poulet echalion, Matador)

Allium cepa ‘White Onion’
(sold as Bermuda White, Granex white, Snow white, Southport white, Sweet Spanish, Spanish)

Allium cepa ‘Yellow Onion’
(sold as Ailsa Craig, Rijnsburger, Sweet & Early, Fiesta, Candy Yellow, Ebenezer Yellow, Sweet Spanish Yellow, Bermuda Yellow, Texas Grano, Texas grano 1015y, Texas supersweet, Vidalia, Walla Walla, Granex Yellow)

Allium cyathophorum

Allium drummondii

Allium hypsistum

Allium ramosum

Allium sativum
(sold as California Early, California Late)

Allium schoenoprasum
(sold as Corsican, Grolau Forcing Chives, Polyvit, Prager, Staro)

Allium senescens

Allium siculum

Allium sikkimense

Allium sphaerocephalon

Allium splendens

Allium textile

Allium tricoccum

Allium tuberosum
(sold as Kobold a couper, mauve flowering form)

Allium unifolium

Allium ursinum

Allium wallichii

Anaphalis margaritacea

Apocynum cannabinum

Arctostaphylos andersonii

Arctostaphylos bakeri ssp. bakeri

Arctostaphylos bakeri ‘Louis Edmonds’

Arctostaphylos canescens

Arctostaphylos columbiana

Arctostaphylos densiflora
(sold as Emerald Carpet)

Arctostaphylos densiflora
(sold as Howard McMinn)

Arctostaphylos edmundsii

Arctostaphylos glandulosa

Arctostaphylos glauca

Arctostaphylos hookeri ssp. hearstiorum

Arctostaphylos hookeri

Arctostaphylos hooveri

Arctostaphylos manzanita ssp. elegans

Arctostaphylos manzanita

Arctostaphylos nevadensis

Arctostaphylos nummularia

Arctostaphylos obispoensis

Arctostaphylos pajaroensis ‘Warren’

Arctostaphylos patula

Arctostaphylos pumila

Arctostaphylos purissima

Arctostaphylos rudis

Arctostaphylos stanfordiana ssp. stanfordiana

Arctostaphylos tomentosa ssp. rosei

Arctostaphylos tomentosa

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Arctostaphylos x repens

Arctostaphylos
(sold as aff. Purissima)

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

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

Caryopteris incana

Caryopteris x clandonensis

Celosia argentea

Celosia
(sold as Kimono Red)

Celosia
(sold as Mixed Colors)

Celosia
(sold as Prestige Scarlet)

Centaurea solstitialis

Cephalanthus occidentalis

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides

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)

Conoclinium coelestinum

Conoclinium greggii

Dahlia hybrid

Dahlia hybrid
(sold as gallery Series)

Dahlia ‘A La Mode’

Dahlia ‘Juanita’

Dahlia ‘Yellow Dinner Plate’

Dahlia
(sold as Alfred Grille)

Dahlia
(sold as Assorted)

Dahlia
(sold as Bonaventure)

Dahlia
(sold as Dinner Plate)

Dahlia
(sold as Figaro Mix)

Dahlia
(sold as Gay Princess)

Dahlia
(sold as Mystic Desire)

Dahlia
(sold as Orange Dinner Plate)

Dahlia
(sold as Park Princess)

Dahlia
(sold as Pink Dinner Plate)

Dahlia
(sold as Prince Charming)

Dahlia
(sold as Purple Dinner Plate)

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

Dipsacus fullonum

Dipsacus imermis

Dipsacus species

Dipsacus sylvestris

Echium candicans

Echium hybrid
(sold as Mr Happy)

Echium maculatum

Echium pininana

Echium plantagineum

Echium vulgare

Echium wildpretii

Encelia californica

Erigeron formosissimus

Erigeron glaucus

Erigeron glaucus
(sold as Bountiful)

Erigeron glaucus
(sold as Cape Sebastian)

Erigeron glaucus
(sold as WR)

Erigeron karvinskianum

Erigeron karvinskianus

Erigeron karvinskinanus

Erigeron philadelphicus

Erigeron speciosus

Eriodictyon angustifolium

Eriodictyon californicum

Eriodictyon tomentosum

Eutrochium purpureum

Gomphrena globosa

Grindelia camporum

Grindelia hirsutula

Grindelia stricta

Heliotropium indicum

Itea virginica

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’

Lepidospartum squamatum

Ligustrum japonicum

Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’

Ligustrum lucidum

Ligustrum sinense ‘Variegatum’

Limonium perezii

Limonium platyphyllum

Limonium sinuatum

Monardella odoratissima

Nepeta cataria ‘Citriodora’

Nepeta racemosa ssp. racemosa ‘Blue Wonder’

Nepeta racemosa ‘Walker's Low’

Nepeta subsessilis

Nepeta x faassenii

Nepeta x faassenii
(sold as Blue Ice)

Nepeta x faassenii
(sold as Dropmore)

Origanum majorana

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

Phacelia grandiflora

Phacelia parryi

Phacelia sericea

Pluchea odorata

Prunus laurocerasus

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Marbled White’

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’

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)

Scabiosa caucasica

Scabiosa caucasica ‘Fama’

Scabiosa columbaria

Scabiosa ochroleuca

Scabiosa ‘Pink Mist’

Sedum acre

Sedum aizoon

Sedum album

Sedum anglicum
(sold as gray)

Sedum anglicum
(sold as green)

Sedum caeruleum

Sedum dasphyllum

Sedum dendroideum

Sedum kamtschaticum var. floriferum ‘Weinhenstephaner Gold’

Sedum kamtschaticum

Sedum kamtschaticum
(sold as Akebono)

Sedum lineare ‘Variegatum’

Sedum lucidum

Sedum morganianum

Sedum niveum

Sedum pachyphyllum

Sedum rubrotinctum

Sedum rupestre

Sedum rupestre
(sold as Blue Spruce)

Sedum sieboldii

Sedum species

Sedum spurium

Sedum telephium

Sedum telephium ‘Bon Bon’

Sedum treleasei

Sedum ‘Matrona’

Sedum
(sold as Blue spruce)

Senecio cineraria

Senecio congestus

Senecio douglasii

Senecio elegans

Senecio erucifolius

Senecio flaccidus v douglasii

Senecio flaccidus

Senecio glastifolius

Senecio integerrimus

Senecio jacobaea

Senecio leucanthemifolius

Senecio linearifolius

Senecio mandraliscae

Senecio nemorensis

Senecio rufiglandulosus

Senecio serpens

Senecio talinoides

Silybum marianum

Symphyotrichum chilense

Symphyotrichum dumosum

Symphyotrichum ericoides

Symphyotrichum henersonii

Symphyotrichum lateriflium

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Symphyotrichum oblongifolium

Symphyotrichum praealtum

Symphyotrichum puniceum

Symphyotrichum spathulatum

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

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)

Verbesina encelioides

Verbesina virginica

Vernonia noveboracensis

Veronica repens

Veronica ‘Waterperry Blue’

Veronica
(sold as Royal Candles)

Viburnum carlesii

Viburnum cinnamonifolium

Viburnum davidii

Viburnum nudum

Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum ‘Mariesii’

Viburnum suspensum

Viburnum tinus

Viburnum tinus ‘Spring Bouquet’

Viburnum tridentatum
(sold as Densa)

Viburnum x bodnantense
(sold as Pink Dawn)

Viburnum x burkwoodii ‘Anne Russell’

Viburnum x carlcephalum

Viburnum x juddii

Vicia benghalensis

Vicia caroliniana

Vicia villosa

Vinca major

Vinca minor
(sold as Bowles Blue)

Vinca minor
(sold as Sterling Silver)

Vinca
(sold as Burgundy Halo)

Vinca
(sold as Cooler Blush)

Vinca
(sold as Cooler Grape)

Vinca
(sold as Pacifica Deep Orchid)

Vinca
(sold as Sante Fe)

Vinca
(sold as Victory Bright Eye)

Vinca
(sold as Victory Deep Pink)

Vinca
(sold as Victory Mix)

Vitex agnus-castus

Vitex negundo

Vitex trifolia sp. litoralis

Vitex trifolia
(sold as Fascination)

Zinnia elegans

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Magellan Coral)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Magellan Yellow)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Oklahoma Scarlet)

Zinnia elegans
(sold as Sizzle Cherry & Ivory)

Zinnia haageana

Zinnia peruviana

Zinnia species

Zinnia

Zinnia
(sold as Crystal White)

Zinnia
(sold as Dreamland Mix)

Zinnia
(sold as Dreamland scarlet)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Apricot)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Cherry)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion Orange)

Zinnia
(sold as Profusion White)

Zinnia
(sold as Short Stuff Mix)

Zinnia
(sold as State Fair Mix)

Vanessa cardui, the Painted Lady, can be found in nearly every state in the union, including Alaska and Hawaii.
Favorite nectar plants include: Allium, Apocynum, Asclepias, Buddleja, Cephalanthus, Cirsium, Erigeron, Lantana, Liatris, Pentas, Salvia, Tithonia, Verbena, and Vernonia, and Zinnia
USDA Growing Zones for these plants include: 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11