?Why do I Need Both Host & Nectar Plants?
With both host and nectar plants in your garden, you will provide an entire habitat in which your butterflies will call home!
Host plants are eaten by caterpillars. Each butterfly species requires a specific host plant . As an example, monarch caterpillars only feed onmilkweed.
Nectar plantsprovide food, in the form of nectar, to adult butterflies. The flowers of any single nectar plant will attract a variety of butterflies.
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