Butterfly weed

  • Bloom Time: June – Aug
  • Bloom Color: Orange
  • Height: 12 – 24 inches
  • Sun: Full to partial
  • Soil: Medium to dry

Caterpillar food for:
monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Butterfly food for:
checkered white (Pontia protodice), monarch (Danaus plexippus), coral hairstreak (Satyrium titus), striped hairstreak (Satyrium liparops), edward’s hairstreak (Satyrium edwardsii), banded hairstreak (Satyrium calanus), acadian hairstreak (Satyrium acadica), eastern tailed-blue (Cupido comyntas), black swallowtail (Papillio polyxenes), tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), spicebush swallowtail (Papilio troilus), american copper (Lycaena phlaeas), great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele), pearl crescent (Phyciodes tharos), silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus), sulphurs (Colias spp.), crescents (Phyciodes spp.)

Attracts these pollinators:
leafcutter bees (Megachile spp.), green sweat bees (Augochlora spp.), small carpenter bees (Ceratina spp.), small resin bees (Heriades spp.), sweat bees (Lasioglossum spp.), paper wasps (Polistes spp.), thread-waisted wasps (Prionyx spp.), cuckoo bees (Coelioxys spp.), soldier beetles (Chauliognatus spp.)

More information: Minnesota Wildflowers