Caterpillar Food Plant List

This is a list of plants that can serve as food for caterpillars in your garden. Many species of butterflies are in need of conservation. An good example of a butterfly that could use some help is the Monarch butterfly. Planting Asclepias or milkweed in your garden gives them a place to lay their eggs and a source of food for the caterpillars. These milkweed plants are the only plants that Monarch caterpillars can use. It is also fun to watch the female butterflies lay their eggs! If you would like to help conserve butterflies then plant some items off this list in your garden.