Native and Non-Native Nectar Plants used by Monarchs on SPI

As observations of Monarchs are submitted, note will be taken on what host plants and nectar plants they are feeding on. A list will be made of the different plants that are being used and will be updated here. This way we get an understanding of the plants that we should be planting and using in private gardens, city parks, and businesses. The use of native plants is strongly advised. A list of local native plant nurseries has been added to the bottom of the list.

Native Monarch Host plant: Zizotes Milkweed (Asclepias oenotheroides)

Nectar Plants: (H)-Herbaceous (S)-Shrub (T)-Tree (V)- Vine


Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens) (H)

Betonyleaf Mistflower (Conoclinium betonicifolium) (H)
Crucita (Chromolaena odorata) (S)

Mexican Trixis (Trixis inula) (S)
Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) (S)
Texas Wild Olive (Cordia boissieri) (T)
West Indian Lantana (Lantana camara) Introduced, but Naturalized ...more ↓

Posted on November 18, 2016 18:01 by javigonz javigonz | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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The Monarch butterfly is an iconic species known world-wide. Monarchs migrating through the "Texas Funnel" on the coastal flyway come straight through South Padre Island and the surrounding landscapes, making this area a critical stretch in their migration. Unfortunately, this beautiful butterfly has suffered alarming population declines in recent years for a variety of reasons. This ...more ↓

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