Plants to Attract Dragonflies - Knowledgebase Question

McLean, VA
Question by cplusji
January 7, 1999
What other flowers or plants besides tall pink cosmos attract dragonflies? On The Eastern Shore dragonflies are known as mosquito hawks.


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Answer from NGA
January 7, 1999

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Dragonflies tend to be attracted to Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium) and Statice. They also seem attracted to water, so providing a little pond or other water source might help.

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