Flowering Plants Visited
by Danaus plexippus


Danaus plexippus Linnaeus: Nymphalidae, Lepidoptera
(observations are from Robertson, Graenicher, Betz et al., Reed, Hilty, Clinebell, Smith & Snow, Hapeman, Macior, Broyles & Wyatt, Willson & Bertin, Fothergill & Vaughn, Edwards & Jordan, Voss, and Wilhelm & Rericha; this is the Monarch butterfly)

Apiaceae: Eryngium yuccifolium sn (Rb), Pastinaca sativa sn (Rb), Sium suave sn (Rb), Torilis arvensis sn (FV); Asclepiadaceae: Ampelamus albidus [plup sn] (H), Asclepias exaltata [plup sn] (BW), Asclepias incarnata [plpr sn] [plup sn] (Rb, Btz), Asclepias syriaca [plpr sn] [plup sn fq] (Rb, V), Asclepias tuberosa [plab] [plup] (Rb, Btz, H), Asclepias verticillata [plpr sn] [plup sn] (Rb, WB); Asteraceae: Achillea millefolium sn (WR), Aster spp. sn (V), Aster drummondii sn (Gr), Aster furcatus sn (Gr), Aster laevis sn (Gr), Aster lanceolatus sn (Gr), Aster macrophyllus sn (Gr), Aster novae-angliae sn (Rb, Gr, H), Aster pilosus sn (Rb), Aster puniceus sn (Gr), Aster salicifolius sn (Rb), Bidens aristosa sn (Rb), Bidens cernua sn fq (Rb), Boltonia asterioides sn (Rb), Carduus nutans sn (WR), Cirsium altissimum sn (Gr), Cirsium arvense sn (V), Cirsium discolor sn (Rb, H), Cirsium hillii sn (Rb), Cirsium vulgare sn (Rb, Gr, WR), Conoclinium coelestinum sn (Rb), Coreopsis tripteris sn (Rb), Echinacea pallida sn (Rb), Echinacea purpurea sn (Rb, H), Eupatoriadelphus maculatus sn (V), Eupatoriadelphus purpureus sn (Rb, Gr, H), Eupatorium altissimum sn (H, WR), Eupatorium perfoliatum sn (Rb, Gr), Euthamia graminifolia sn (Gr), Helianthus annuus sn (Rb, H), Helianthus grosseserratus sn fq (Rb), Helianthus mollis sn (H), Helianthus strumosus sn (Gr), Heliopsis helianthoides sn (Gr), Liatris aspera sn (Rb, H), Liatris cylindracea sn (V), Liatris pycnostachya sn (Rb), Liatris spicata sn (Gr), Oligoneuron rigidum sn (H, Re), Rudbeckia laciniata sn (Gr), Silphium integrifolium sn (H), Silphium laciniatum sn (Rb), Silphium perfoliatum sn (Rb), Silphium terebinthinaceum sn (H), Solidago canadensis sn (Rb, Gr), Solidago nemoralis sn (Rb), Taraxacum officinale sn (FV), Vernonia fasciculata sn (Rb); Balsaminaceae: Impatiens capensis sn (V); Boraginaceae: Mertensia virginica sn (Rb); Campanulaceae: Lobelia siphilitica sn (Rb); Caprifoliaceae: Symphoricarpos albus sn (Gr), Symphoricarpos occidentalis sn (Gr); Dipsacaceae: Dipsacus fullonum sn (Rb); Fabaceae: Amorpha canescens sn (WR), Lathyrus maritimus sn (V), Melilotus alba sn (Rb), Robinia pseudoacacia sn np (Rb), Trifolium pratense sn (Rb), Trfiolium repens sn (FV); Lamiaceae: Agastache nepetoides sn (Rb), Blephilia ciliata sn (WR), Blephilia hirsuta sn (Rb), Monarda fistulosa sn fq (Rb, Cl, V), Physostegia virginiana sn np (Rb), Salvia azurea sn np (H); Liliaceae: Lilium michiganense sn (Rb), Lilium philadelphicum sn (EJ); Orchidaceae: Platanthera blephariglottis sn (SS), Platanthera ciliaris sn (SS), Platanthera peramoena sn (Hpm); Polemoniaceae: Phlox divaricata laphamii sn (Rb), Phlox glaberrima sn (Rb); Polygonaceae: Persicaria pensylvanica sn (H); Ranunculaceae: Delphinium tricorne sn np (Rb, Mc); Rosaceae:
Crataegus coccinea sn (Rb), Crataegus crus-galli sn (Rb), Malus coronaria sn (Rb), Pentaphylloides floribunda sn (V), Prunus americana sn (Rb), Prunus serotina [flwr sn] (Rb); Rubiaceae: Cephalanthus occidentalis sn fq (Rb); Verbenaceae: Verbena stricta sn (Rb); Violaceae: Viola sororia sn (FV)


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