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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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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....

Lilium formosanum

Family: Liliaceae

Common name: LILY

Synonym: Lilium dauricum

Native to: Taiwan

Sentiment: majesty


Type: perennial

Forms: erect, spreading

Max height: 2.5 feet

Max width: 1.75 feet


secondary color present, white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, specific butterfly species

Exposure: light shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

flowers in summer

Soil type: loam

USDA Zones: zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: 0 to +30 °F

Water: regular

There are 138 species of Lilium, a Liliaceae, many in cultivation, and it is a beloved plant. The scale of LILY blossoms makes it a wonderful topic for photographers. They are grown from seeds or bulbs and vary in height from two to six feet. Lilium formosanum flowers in summer; some species flower in late spring. It grows in Zones 7-9 and prefers regular watering. Lilium occidentale, an endangered species native to California and Oregon, grows to 6 feet tall in the wild.

Lilium attracts:
Celastrina ladon, SPRING AZURE, Danaus plexippus, MONARCH, and