Baccharis douglasii Marsh Baccharis with Butterfly - grid24_12
Baccharis douglasii, Marsh Baccharis and most other most of the Baccharis spp. serve as nectar sources and larval sources.
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus repens looks great in a north slope or part shade garden - grid24_12
Ceanothus thyrsiflorus repens, Low Blue Blossom works in part shade to cool sun and is used by a number of butterflies .
Here a Cirsium occidentale var. venustum, Red Thistle, flower is being visited by a Monarch butterfly.  - grid24_12
Cirsium occidentale venustum, Red Thistle is used by all sorts of butterfly larva.
Dogface Butterfly, Zerene eurydice, on Corethrogyne filaginifolia, Silver carpet. This flower will grow well in a container - grid24_12
Corethrogyne filaginifolia, Silver carpet, is used by a Checkerspots,and some blue butterflies.
Checkerspot Buterfly on a Diplacus punceus - grid24_12
Diplacus species is used by the Checkerspot Butterflies.
Tailed Copper Butterfly, Lycaena (Tharsalea) arota on a Buckwheat flower - grid24_12
Eriogonum arborescens, Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat works in most gardens and is small enough to fit.
Lotus scoparius, Deerweed, is a larval food plant for the Bramble Hairstreak Butterfly.  - grid24_12
Lotus scoparius, Deerweed is used by Sulfur and Blue Butterflies.
Monardella villosa, Coyote Mint,  with a Monarch Butterfly - grid24_12
Monardella villosa, Coyote Mint is like a butterfly magnet.
Our Penstemon 'Margarita BOP' with a swallowtail butterfly - grid24_12
Penstemon Margarita BOP is used by butterflies and their larva.
Leaves of Quercus durata Leather Oak are rolled under. - grid24_12
Quercus durata, Leather Oak is a very small oak and many butterflies live on oak leaves.
Two Pale Swallowtail Butterflies on one Salvia clevelandii Alpine. This sage has been been a wildlife magnet in the garden. - grid24_12
Sages are very good for attracting adult butterflies to your garden.  Salvia clevelandii 'Alpine'
Salvia Pozo Blue with a Pale Swallowtail butterfly working the flowers. - grid24_12
and 'Pozo Blue' seem to be the butterfly champs.
Sphaeralcea ambigua, Desert Mallow makes great flower. - grid24_12
Sphaeralcea ambigua Desert Mallow is used by several butterflies and is a beautiful addition to the garden.
White lined sphinx moth larva on a California fuchsia. - grid24_12
Zauschneria or Epilobium, California Fuchsia, is used as a nectar source for butterflies, a larval source for White-lined Sphinx Moth
A Dogface butterfly sipping a California fuchsia.AKA Epilobium canum mexicanum, AKA Zauschneria californica mexicana - grid24_12
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