Butterfly Garden by Mike MacDonald


[Echinacea picture] Echinacea, Purple coneflower, is a nectar source for Monarchs. The plant is regarded as an immune system booster and much research is in progress regarding its use in the treatement of AIDS. A perennial, it blooms from July to September. The White Swan variety is easy to grow, it does not require pre-chilling to germinate but blooms two weeks later than the purple. Echinacea is used by tribes from British Columbia to New Brunswick.

Butterfly Plants
Agastache | Aster | Borage | Calendula
Centaurea | Cosmos | Echinacea | Hesperis
Lupine | Marigold | Mexican Sunflower | Parsley
Red Clover | Violet | White Clover | Yarrow

The Butterflies
Black Swallowtail | Cabbage White | Monarch
Mourning Cloak | Red Admiral | Silver Skipper | Silvery Blue
Skipper | Sulphur | Tawny Crescent | Tiger Swallowtail | Vanessa | White Admiral

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