Plant Nectar Plants that Attract Butterflies
Bees and butterflies account for the pollination of 70 percent of our fruit and vegetable crops–not to mention an abundance of flowers–making their welfare and sustainability essential to human health and well-being.
The iconic monarch and its migration, once a familiar sight throughout much of North America, is now threatened. Over the past 20 years, the monarch population has dropped nearly 90 percent due to massive loss of habitat, expanded use of insecticides and herbicides and the impacts of climate change.
Wildflowers and nectar plants, are a critical source of food for adult monarchs and other pollinators.
On the local level, gardeners can plant milkweed and nectar plants to take up the monarch cause.
NECTAR PLANTS THAT ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES
Joe Pye Weed*
Queen Anne's Lace*
Purple Cone Flower*
*Native to WNY