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Top 10 Butterfly Host Plants Ready to take butterfly gardening to the next level? Plant butterfly host plants to give caterpillars a place t...

Want to attract more butterflies? Ready to take butterfly gardening to the next level? Plant butterfly host plants to give caterpillars a place to grow!

Here you will find a list of some of the more common southern California butterflies and the host plants they use for laying their eggs. This list will vary depending on what part of the country you live in, so whenever possible try to use plants that are native to your region of the county.

Butterfly Host Plant Switchgrass (Zones 4 to 9) This easygoing and versatile grass is a good choice for wet conditions, drought or partial shade, planted in moist, well-draining soil. Growing narrow and upright with a cloud of seed heads in fall, it can reach more than 5 feet tall. Birds enjoy the seeds while the green leaves turn to yellow in fall. Butterfly benefits: Many skipper caterpillars need grasses like switchgrass as a food source. These caterpillars might overwinter on or under…

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