Host Plants – Rudbeckia family are
host plants for dozens of butterfly's caterpillars including: pearl
crescent, silvery checkerspot and wavy- lined emerald.
Nectar Plant –Plants in this family provide a wonderful nectar source for bees, butterflies,
moths, skippers and numerous other insects.
Deer - Are not fond of this plant
If we strive to increase the insect population
through the addition of native plants we will in turn create a “Mc Donald’s”
effect for birds and their young. Our backyards, regardless of size, connected
with our neighbors will begin to provide a landscape that is once again teeming
For detailed information visit the Illinois Wildflower