Our Garden Club has been so fortunate to have Dr. Gary Van Velsir speak to us about Host Plants for Butterflies. We learned that butterflies will nectar from many different flowers, but that each species will only lay its eggs on a very specific host plant or family of plants. You can find a detailed PDF listing specific host plants for all our Maryland butterflies here.
Dr Van Velsir recommended this website for learning more about local butterflies and the host plants related to each. Enjoy!