The Q&A Archives: Hummingbird & butterflies

Question: Specific perennials for Lake county Florida to attract Hummingbird & butterflies

Answer: Here's a list of Florida plants to attract wildlife: (N means it supplies nectar; H means it is a host plant and female butterflies will lay eggs on the plant)

Cape Sable Whiteweed, Ageratum iittoraie N
Climbing Aster, Aster carolinianus N
Browne's Blechum, Blechum pyramidatum H
False Nettle, Boehmeria cylindrica H
American Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana N
Partridge Pea, Chamaecrista fasciculata H
Florida Fiddlewood, Citharexylum spinosum N
Blue Mistflower, Conoclinium coelestinum N
Curacao Bush, Cordia globosa H
Golden Dewdrops, Duranta erecta N
Coastal Mock Vervain, Glandularia maritima N
Firebush, Hamelia patens N
Railroad Vine, Ipomoea pes-caprae N
Shrub Verbena, Lantana depressa N
Buttonsage, Lantana involucrata N
Southern Bayberry (Wax Myrtle), Myrica cerifera H
Corkystemed Passionflower, Passiflora suberasa H
Pentas, Pentas lanceolata N
Red Bay, Persea borbonia H
Florida Keys Blackbead, Pitheceliobium keyense H
Doctorbush (White Plumbago), P1umbago scandens N
Wild Coffee, Psychotria nervosa N
Live Oak, Quercus virginiana H
White Indigoberry, Randia aculeata H
Fogfruit (Capeweed), Rhyla nodiflora N
Cabbage Palm (Sabal Palm), Sabal palmatto N
Privet Wild Sensitive Plant, Senna ligustrina H
Chapman's Wild Sensitive Plant, Senna mexicana H
Yellow Necklacepod, Sophora tomentosa H
Nettleleaf Velvetberry (Porterweed), Stachytarpheta urticifolia N
Wild Lime, Zanthoxylum fagara H

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