White Butterfly Nectar Plants

White? Yes, white! Some butterflies tend to drink nectar from white flowers before they land on more colorful flowers. Although those that prefer white tend to be smaller butterflies, larger butterflies are attracted to white flowers too.

Snow Squarestem Melanthera nivea - Reseeds (too) readily - Red-spotted Purple Butterfly nectar plant

Snow Squarestem Melanthera nivea – Reseeds (too) readily – Red-spotted Purple Butterfly nectar plant

Glossy Abelia - Abelia grandiflora - Gulf Fritillary

Glossy Abelia
Abelia grandiflora
Gulf Fritillary

Sweet Almond - Aloysia virgata - Buckeye butterfly

Sweet Almond – Aloysia virgata – Buckeye butterfly

Buttonbush - Cephalanthus occidentalis - Viceroy Butterfly

Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Viceroy Butterfly

Aquatic Milkweed - Asclepias perennis - Skipper butterfly - Host for Monarch & Queen

Aquatic Milkweed
Asclepias perennis
Skipper butterfly
Host for Monarch & Queen

Rice Button Aster - Symphyotrichum dumosum - Ceraunus Blue Butterfly - Host for Pearl Crescent

Rice Button Aster
Symphyotrichum dumosum
Ceraunus Blue Butterfly
Host for Pearl Crescent

Ligustrum Shrub (Hedge) - Ligustrum japonicum - Red Admiral Butterfly

Ligustrum Shrub (Hedge)
Ligustrum japonicum
Red Admiral Butterfly
Seasonal bloom

Abelia
Anise hyssop
Arabian jasmine
Butterfly bush
Button bush
Cat’s whiskers
Cherry tree
Confederate jasmine
Cosmos
Crepe myrtle
Dotted Horsemint
Duck potato (wetland weed)
Elephant’s foot
Fleabane (weed)
Frogfruit
Golden Dewdrop
Hibiscus
Lantana
Loquat – Japanese Plum
Mexican Petunia
Milkweed
Mint
Morning glory
Pentas
Periwinkle
Petunia
Phlox
Plum tree
Plumbago
Pyracantha
Queen Anne’s Lace
Rice-button aster
Saltbush
Salvia
Saw palmetto
Snow squarestem
Spanish needles (NOT for a garden)
Sparkleberry
Stinging Nettle
Stoke’s aster
Summer farewell
Sweet almond
Thistle
Thyme
Verbena
Water hyssop
Yarrow
Zinnia

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