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Except for the Monarch, which is extremely rare in Columbia County, OR, all of these butterflies can be seen in any given summer in St. Helens.

Monarch (rare)

Woodland Skipper

Mylitta Crescent

Red Admirable

Painted Lady

Zerene Fritillary

Clodius Parnassian

Western Tiger Swallowtail

Pale Swallowtail

Cabbage White Butterfly

Anise Swallowtail

Common Wood Nymph

California Tortoiseshell

Orange Sulphur

Creating a Butterfly Garden in Columbia County will increase the odds of seeing them. To understand what a habitat requires, check out my free online course.

Here are some general host plants for the area.

Stinging Nettle for Red Admirable, Satyr Anglewing, Milbert's Tortoiseshell

Mallow/Hollyhock for Gray Hairstreak, West Coast Lady, Painted Lady

Thistle for Painted Lady, Mylitta Crescent

White Clover for Clouded Sulphur

Cabbage/Broccoli/Kale for Cabbage White

Lupine for Boisdval's Blue

Violets for Zerene Fritillary, Great Spangled Fritillary, Hydaspe Fritillary, Western        Meadow Fritillary and Pacific Fritillary

Pearly Everlasting for Painted Lady

"Wild Lilac"/Ceanothus, Buckbrush for California Tortoiseshell

Ocean Spray for Spring Azure, Brown Elfin, Lorquin's Admiral, Pale Swallowtail

Pacific Rhododendron for Gray Hairstreak, Brown Elfin

Bleeding Heart for Clodius Parnassian

Vetch for Orange Sulphur

Parsley, Dill, Fennel, Queen Anne's Lace for Anise Swallowtail

Willows for Green Comma, Mourning Cloak, Western Tiger Swallowtail, Lorquin's       Admiral

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