Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Butterfly Gardens
in Eastern Kansas
Native trees, shrubs, and vines provide structure and visual excitement in a butterfly garden. At the same time, they provide food and nectar that are essential to helping butterflies thrive and reproduce. The plants listed in the table below have been selected and rated by NABA members as important native trees, shrubs, and vines for butterfly gardening in Eastern Kansas.
A butterfly garden should contain plants that provide food for all stages of a butterfly’s life. Caterpillars require very specific plants for food and butterflies need nectar from flowers. Choosing a variety plants from the list below will increase the chances that butterflies commonly found in your area will be able to reproduce in your garden.
// Make a MySQL Connection
mysql_connect(“localhost”, “nababutt_user”, “361user”) or die(mysql_error());
mysql_select_db(“nababutt_test”) or die(mysql_error());
// Get records from the “guides” and “plants” tables
$result = mysql_query(“SELECT plants.english_name, plants.scientific_name, plants.plant_type, plants.plant_url, guides.cat_food “.
“FROM plants, guides “.
“WHERE (guides.guide_name = ‘Eastern Kansas’ AND plants.id = guides.plant_id )”.
“AND (plants.plant_type LIKE ‘%tree%’ OR plants.plant_type LIKE ‘%shrub%’ OR plants.plant_type LIKE ‘%vine%’) “.
“ORDER BY plants.english_name”)
|English Name||Scientific Name||Plant Type||Caterpillar Food for:|