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.

Rudbeckia hirta

Common Name: Black-eyed Susan

Native Location: Eastern and central United States

Symphyotrichum novae-angliae

Common Name: New England Aster

Native Location: Eastern North America

Callirhoe involucrata

Common Name: Purple Poppy Mallow

Native Location: Missouri, N. Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas

Zizia aptera

Common Name: Heart-shaped meadow parsnip

Native Location: United States

Lantana camara

Common Name: Lantana

Native Location: Tropical America

Asclepias curassavica

Common Name: Blood flower

Native Location: South America


Common Name: Oncidium 'Sharry Baby'

Caribbean through Central America

Clerodendrum quadriloculare

Common Name: Glorybower, Starburst Bush

Native Location: Africa and the Pacific Islands

Heliotropium angiospermum

Common Name: Scorpion Tail

Native Location: Florida, Texas, Central and South America

Helianthus salicifolius

Common Name: Willow-leaved Sunflower

Native Location: South central U.S., including Missouri

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