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.

Monarda fistulosa

Common Name: Wild Bergamot

Native Location: Canada, United States and Mexico


Rondeletia leucophylla

Common Name: Panama Rose or Bush Pentas

Native Location: Mexico


Clerodendrum splendens

Common Name: Glorybower

Native Location: Tropical West Africa


Asclepias tuberosa

Common Name: Butterfly milkweed

Native Location: The lower 48 States and Canada with exception to a few western states


Caesalpinia pulcherrima

Common Name: Peacock flower

Native Location: Tropical America


Symphyotrichum oolentangiense

Common Name: Sky Blue Aster

Native Location: Missouri; Central US, north to Canada and south to Texas


Bougainvillea glabra

Common Name: Bougainvillea

Native Location: South and Central America


Antigonon leptopus

Common Name: Coral Vine

Native Location: Mexico


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