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TABLE 1: Willamette Valley Butterflies and Native Host Plants

Bruce Newhouse, January 2001

NATIVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY HOST PLANTS
Common Willamette Valley butterfly species or groups that use plant as host
Common Name Latin Name Documented Suspected
nettles, stinging Urtica dioica red admiral, painted lady, w. coast painted lady, satyr anglewing, Milbert's tortoiseshell green anglewing
cherry, choke Prunus virginiana w. tiger and pale tiger swallowtails, Lorquin's admiral, echo blue painted lady
lupine, many-leaved Lupinus polyphyllus painted lady, w. tailed blue, silvery blue clouded sulphur, w. coast painted lady, gray hairstreak, echo blue, Fender's blue, acmon blue, silver-spotted skipper
vetch, American Vicia americana orange sulphur, clouded sulphur, gray hairstreak, w. tailed blue silvery blue
oceanspray Holodiscus discolor pale tiger swallowtail, Lorquin's admiral, echo blue -
willow, Scouler's Salix scouleriana w. tiger swallowtail Lorquin's admiral
yellow monkeyflower Mimulus guttatus buckeye, mylitta crescent w. checkerspot, Edith's checkerspot
cress, American winter Barbarea othoceras Sara orange tip, sharp-veined white w. white
violet, early blue Viola adunca var. adunca great spangled fritillary, hydaspe fritillary, callippe fritillary w. meadow fritillary, valley silverspot
mugwort Artemesia douglasiana painted lady, American painted lady w. coast painted lady
oak, Oregon white Quercus garryana propertius dusky wing Lorquin's admiral, California sister, gray hairstreak, echo blue
everlasting, pearly Anaphalis margaritacea painted lady, American painted lady w. coast painted lady
NATIVE WILLAMETTE VALLEY HOST PLANTS
Common Willamette Valley butterfly species or groups that use plant as host
Common Name Latin Name Documented Suspected
violet, stream Viola glabella w. meadow fritillary, hydaspe fritillary, callippe fritillary great spangled fritillary, valley silverspot
maple, bigleaf Acer macrophyllum w. tiger swallowtail mourning cloak, echo blue
milkweed, showy Asclepias speciosa monarch gray hairstreak
yarrow Achillea millefolium painted lady purplish copper, gray copper, two-banded checkered skipper
heart, bleeding Dicentra formosa clodius parnassian -
lomatium, fernleaf Lomatium dissectum anise swallowtail -
cinquefoil, slender Potentilla gracilis - purplish copper, two-banded checkered skipper
checkermallow, meadow Sidalcea campestris - w. coast painted lady, common checkered skipper, two-banded checkered skipper
checkermallow, rosy Sidalcea virgata - w. coast painted lady, common checkered skipper, two-banded checkered skipper
strawberry, broadpetal Fragaria virginiana var. platyphylla painted lady gray hairstreak
Nootka rose Rosa nutkana w. checkerspot gray hairstreak, w. checkerspot

Native grasses used by skippers & common wood nymph :(blue wildrye (Elymus glaucus), California fescue (Festuca californica), California brome, Bromus carinatus, etc.)

Butterfly Gardening Introduction

Table # 2 Willamette Valley Native Host Plants for Butterflies

Table # 3 Willamette Valley Native Nectar Plants for Butterflies

Photographs of Native Host Plants for Butterflies

Photographs of Native Nectar Plants for Butterflies

Download Tanya Harvey's list of Favorite Butterfly Plants in pdf format



Page design: Neil Björklund.

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