Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) is a herbaceous perennial that grows in wet places such as floodplains, swamps, and ditches. It is the host plant for the Baltimore Checkerspot.
American Senna (Senna marilandica) is found in open areas that have full sun and are well drained. Senna has yellow flowers that bloom in the summer and fall. It is the host plant for three species of butterflies.
Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) is found in open areas with moist soil such prairies, fields, and powerline right-of-ways. It has yellow flowers that appear in the summer. Golden Alexander is the host plant for two species of swallowtail butterflies and a species of mining bee. It is a nectar plant for many other insect species including bees, flies, and wasps.
False Nettle (Boehmeria cylindrica) is found in moist loamy places along streams and wetlands with no or light shade. It has green/white non-showy flowers that appear in the summer and fall. It is the host plant for three species of butterflies and a gall midge (fly).
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin) is a common understory shrub in the forests of eastern North America. It has fragrant yellow/green flowers that appear in the early spring and is the host plant for two species of butterflies and one moth.
Butterfly Weed is one of the most common milkweeds that is a host plant for Monarch Butterflies. It also serves as a host for other butterflies and a pollinator plant for others.
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) is one of the most common host plants for the Monarch Butterfly in the United States. Generally when you think of the name “milkweed” it is this plant. Milkweed can be purchased in the McMullen House Bed & Breakfast LLC Graden Shop and is… Read More »Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)