Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden

Plants in and around the butterfly garden at the Buttonwood Park Zoo.
Please note, we are in the process up updating this list.

This is a partial list of plants in the butterfly garden. The scientific name is in italics. If only one italicized word is present, it is the genus or family name. The common name follows.

Perennials

  • Achillea millefolium:Yarrow
  • Asclepias incarnataa: Swamp Milkweed
  • Asclepias tuberosa: Butterfly Weed
  • Aster novae-angliae: New England Aster
  • Baptisia australis: False Indigo
  • Cheloni lyoni: Turtlehead
  • Coreopsis verticillata: Thread-leaved Coreopsis
  • Echinacea purpurea: Coneflower
  • Eupatorium purpureum: Joe-Pye Weed
  • Filipedula rubra: Queen of the prairie
  • Hemerocallis: Daylily
  • Leucanthemum x superbum: Shasta Daisy
  • Liatris spicata: Gayfeather
  • Monarda didyma: Bee Balm
  • Phlox paniculata:Tall Garden Phlox
  • Rudeckia fulgida: Black-eyed Susan
  • Sedum: Stonecrop
  • Stokesia laevis: Stokes’s Aster
  • Viola: Violet

Shrubs

  • Buddleia davidii, Butterfly Bush
  • Viburnum dentatum: Arrowood

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