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Best Bets: Woody Plants

Favorite woody plants for mid-Atlantic butterflies and moths.
(Also see the list of top herbaceous plants.)


Common Name
Plant Genus Butterfly/moth species supported
Oak Quercus 534
Black cherry Prunus 456
Willow Salix 455
Birch Betula 413
Poplar Populus 368
Crabapple Malus 311
Blueberry Vaccinium 288
Maple Acer 285
Elm Ulmus 213
Pine Pinus 203
Hickory Carya 200
Hawthorn Crataegus 159
Spruce Picea 156
Alder Alnus 156
Basswood Tilia 150
Ash Fraxinus 150
Rose Rosa 139
Filbert Corylus 131
Walnut Juglans 130
Beech Fagus 126
Chestnut Castanea 125


Learn more about the study from which these numbers were derived, or download the complete list of data from this study (an Excel spreadsheet).

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