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Perennial Nectar Plants

Most butterflies enjoy nectar from a wide range of flowers.  Below are a few of their favorite perennials, plants that are winter hardy and return each year.

The following plants are hardy in northern Illinois.

Click on the images for more information about each plant.

You may also download a PDF with a list of perennial and annual nectar plants

by clicking here or on the image of the list below.

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