Our Plant Collection
Plant Collection description

In this collection, you will find many of the plants that are housed in our Conservatory and are visited frequently by our butterflies.  In addition, many of the plants in our outdoor  butterfly gardens are also listed.   

The first item for each plant is its Latin name and this link will take you to additional information about the species.

Psychopsis papilio

Common Name: Butterfly Orchid

Native Location: Trinidad and South America


Salvia azurea

Common Name: Blue sage

Native Location: Southeastern U.S.


Cubanola domingensis

Common Name: Cubanola

Native Location: Caribbean


Psiguria tabascensis

Common Name: Tropical Cucumber Vine

Native Location: Central America


Stachytarpheta jamaicensis

Common Name: Porterweed

Native Location: Hardy to zones 10 through 11 and not native to the United States


Clerodendrum speciosissimum

Common Name: Java Glorybower

Native Location: Indonesian island of Java


Amsonia illustris

Common Name: Shining Bluestar

Native Location: St. Louis, Midwest


Cuphea hyssopifolia

Common Name: False Heather

Native Location: Mexico, Guatemala



Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum

Common Name: Shooting star

Native Location: Fiji Islands, Central America


Echinacea paradoxa

Common Name: Yellow coneflower

Native Location: Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas


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