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August Plant List


Check out the BugLady's list of available
butterfly nectar and caterpillar
host plants for AUGUST!

Barber Laboratories
6444 Jefferson Highway in Harahan
(Social distancing outside in backyard)
Monday thru Friday 9:30-5:00



Butterfly Nectar Plants

Photo Item Size
Bee Balm - white (Monarda)  4", quart, 1 gallon
Blanket Flower - yellow (Gaillardia)                  4"
          Blue Lobelia             (Lobelia siphilitica) 5"
Buttonbush  (Cephalanthus occidentalis) 1 gallon & 3 gallon
Cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis)  4" 

Coneflower (Purple)


Coneflower (Yellow) (Rudbeckia hirta) 4"
Crabapple tree   (Malus)  3 gallon
Eupitorium odoratum 1 gallon
Gomphrena "Fireworks" 6" round
Gulf Coast Penstemon (Penstemon tenuis) 5"
        Indian Pink              (Spigelia marilandica)  6" round
          Ironweed            (Vernonia)  4"
Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium purpureum)  3-gallon
Mexican Flame Vine (Senecio confusus 4"
Mountain Mint - Slender  (Pynanthemum tenuifolium) 1 gallon
        Mountain Mint       Big Leaf (Pynanthemum muticum)  6" round, 1 gallon
        Penstemon:          White Wand (Penstemon tubaeflorus) 4"
Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirins) 1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani)            1 gallon
September Sunflower (Helianthus angustifolia)         1 gallon

Spotted Bee Balm

(Monarda punctata)

  Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica)        6" &  1 gallon                        3 gallon


Caterpillar Host Plants

Photo Item Size
    Camphor Tree    (Cinnamomum             camphora)                       (for Spicebush      Swallowtails)  4", 6", 1 gallon
Cassia - "Candelabra" (Cassia alata) (for Sulphur butterflies) 6"
           Cassia -                 "Partridge Pea"       (Chamaecrista fasciculata) (for Sulphur butterflies)  4"
           Fennel -                  green or bronze   (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Lead Plant      (Amorpha fruticosa)         (for Silver-spotted            Skipper &                Dogface Sulphur) 1 gallon
Lippia "Frogfruit"        (for Buckeye and Phaon Crescent) 4"
Milkweed: Aquatic- white flower (Asclepias perennis)  (for Monarch) 4"

Milkweed: Swamp-           pink flower              (Asclepias incarnata)         ( for Monarch)

Parsley - curled or straight leaf (for Black Swallowtail) 4"
Passion Flower Vine (Passiflora incarnata)  (for Gulf Fritillary) 1 gallon
              Senna -                  (Senna corymbosa) (for Sulphur butterflies) 4”, 6" round


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