butterfly fact sheets

Learn how different types of butterflies prefer special plants to lay their eggs on.

 

Lots of pretty pictures of butterflies to look at.

 

Some trees and plants that you would never have thought of are attractive to butterflies.

 

Not all the plants listed are available to view yet but we are working on getting them up ASAP.  Thanks for your patience.

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Albizia
Arrowleaf Violet
Beach Tamarind
Billy Buttons
Birdwing Butterfly Vine
Black Bean Tree
Blue Passion Flower
Blunt leaved Senna
Breynia Coffee Bush
Brush Senna
Creek Sandpaper Fig
Curry Leaf Tree
Egyptian Pea
Emu Foot
Evodia or Pink Doughwood
Flame Tree
Forest Sandpiper Fig
Ganges Bluebell
Geisha Girl
Hairy Walnut
Hoya or Waxflower Vine
Joyweed
Kangaroo Grass

Lime Berry

Monkey Rope

Murrogun Native

Mulberry Native

Passion Vine Native or Slender Grape Native

Stinging Nettle New Holland Rattlepod Oleander 

Passionfruit Passionvine

Pentas
Pepperleaf Senna s.barclayana
Pepperleaf Senna s.clavigera
Pepper-Leaved Senna
Pink Lime
Red Cotton Bush
Richmond Birdwing Vine
Rose Tamarind
Running Postman
Scrambled Egg Plant
Senna ariculata
Stephanotis
Stocky Sawsedge
Three Veined Laurel
Tree Cullen
Tulipwood
Yellow Milkweed
Yellow Pea Bush

Plants and their Butterflies (links doing soon)

Peruse the following list for some of the plants and the butterflies they attract.

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