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16245 South Hwy. 71
Belton, MO 64012
Tel: (816) 331-9738
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Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden

These local-source native plants have nectar-rich flowers that are great for attracting butterflies. Notice common flower characteristics including bright color, open flowers with easy nectar access and flat surfaces that allow butterflies to sun themselves.

Aromatic Aster
Aromatic Aster
Symphyotrichum oblongifolium
Eastern Blazing Star
Eastern Blazing Star
Liatris scariosa
Lead Plant
Lead Plant
Amorpha canescens
New England Aster
New England Aster
Symphyotrichum novae-angliae
Arrowwood Viburnum
Arrowwood Viburnum
Viburnum dentatum
Buttonbush
Buttonbush
Cephalanthus occidentalis
Cliff Goldenrod
Cliff Goldenrod
Solidago drummondii
Garden Phlox
Garden Phlox
Phlox paniculata
Heart-Leaved Meadow Parsnip
Heart-Leaved Meadow Parsnip
Zizia aptera
Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye Weed
Eupatorium purpureum
New Jersey Tea
New Jersey Tea
Ceanothus americanus
Ninebark
Ninebark
Physocarpus opulifolius
Queen of the Prairie
Queen of the Prairie
Filipendula rubra
Spicebush
Spicebush
Lindera benzoin
Virgin's Bower
Virgin's Bower
Clematis virginiana
Wild Sweet William
Wild Sweet William
Phlox divaricata
Prairie Blazing Star
Prairie Blazing Star
Liatris pycnostachya
Wild Hydrangea
Wild Hydrangea
Hydrangea arborescens
Butterfly Milkweed
Butterfly Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa
Ironweed
Ironweed
Vernonia fasciculata