Here is a list of some common butterflies and their host plants:

  1. Monarch (Danaus plexippus) – milkweed (Asclepias spp.)
  1. Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) – thistle (Cirsium spp.), hollyhock (Alcea spp.), mallow (Malva spp.) and nettles (Urtica spp.)
  1. Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) – carrot (Daucus carota), dill (Anethum graveolens), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), and parsley (Petroselinum crispum)
  1. Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) – nettles (Urtica spp.)
  1. Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) – sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella), wood sorrel (Oxalis spp.), and clover (Trifolium spp.)
  1. Large White (Pieris brassicae) – brassica (Brassica spp.), nasturtium (Tropaeolum spp.), and cress (Lepidium spp.)
  1. Peacock (Aglais io) – nettles (Urtica spp.)
  2. Comma (Polygonia c-album) – nettles (Urtica spp.)

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