Butterflies in Mind -- Zinnia
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.
Butterflies in Mind -- Asclepias
Susan C. Dunlap
“Milkweed is the single most important plant for Monarch butterflies. This lavishly illustrated book contains details about the structure and cultivation of native Milkweeds, information about the 139 nectar-feeding butterflies they...
Butterflies in Mind -- Monarch
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....

Guide to Identification of Cultivated Plants

The software is designed to be used intuitively.

  • Come to the software with a branch cutting or detailed photographs of the plant.
  • Start at the "top" by Select USDA zone and plant type
  • Then dive into the Flower or Leaf menu
    1. select as many leaf traits as you can
    2. use the images to help you recognize a trait
    3. select flower shape or arrangement if you can
  • Note 1: leaves with a smooth margin are the default.
  • Note 2: the software is loaded with duplications (e.g. leaf tip may be either blunt or pointed depending upon the age of the leaf) and contains a sub-set of cultivated plants, biased to Zone 9. An identification query is illustrated here showing search results narrowed from 4,000+ plants to 379 after making four selections.