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Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) is a native wetlands plant that flowers throughout the warmer months. Try it in small backyard ponds or consistently wet areas.

Coral Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) is a Florida native. The deep tubular flowers are especially attractive to sulphur butterflies, and are also a favorite of migrating ruby-throated hummingbirds.

Vinca or Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus) isn't as popular a nectar plant as some others, but the occasional butterfly can be seen stopping to take a sip from the blossoms.

Rose Glorybower (Clerodendrum bungei) is non-native and some consider it aggressively invasive, but it certainly does draw butterflies. You can decide for yourself whether to introduce it to your gardens.

Goldenrod (Solidago spp.) are native nectar plants that generally bloom in the late summer and fall. Contrary to common belief, they do NOT cause allergies.

Agastache spp. of all kinds draw butterflies. Agastache foeniculum is native to the U.S. and does well in Florida.

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus) grow best in Florida in the cooler months.

Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis) is non-native but less invasive than Lantana camara. It comes in purple and white.

Button Sage (Lantana involucrata) is a good native alternative to the fairly invasive Lantana camara. Look for it at native plant nurseries.

Tampa Mock Vervain (Glandularia tampensis) is native to just a few coastal counties in Florida, but is making a comeback in the commercial trade. Look for it for sale in the winter months - it dies back once hotter temperatures kick in.

Trailing Bacopa (Sutera cordata) is not native, but does well during the cooler months. Don't confuse it with the wetlands plant Bacopa monnieri.

Carolina Wild Petunia (Ruellia caroliniensis) is a native nectar plant, as well as a host for the Common Buckeye.

Marigolds (Tagetes spp.) are easy to find and make great nectar plants. Pinch back the dead flower heads to encourage new flowers to form.

Ironweed (Vernonia spp.) comes in many varieties, most of which are great nectar plants.

Scorpion's Tail (Heliotropium angiospermum) is a Florida native that tiny butterflies simply love.

Mexican Sage (Salvia leucantha) - a non-native fall bloomer

Poinsettia? You bet! Not native, but a great nectar plant during the fall and winter months.

Trailing Lantana (Lantana montevidensis)... non-native but less invasive than Lantana camara

Salvia coccinea comes in pink too - a cultivar called 'Coral Nymph'