Hummingbirds

BEST:

  • cardinal flower
  • cedar sage
  • cigarplant
  • coral honeysuckle
  • cypress vine
  • firebush
  • flame acanthus
  • pineapple sage
  • red tropical sage
  • standing cypress
  • trumpet vine
  • Turk’s cap

OTHERS:

  • anacacho orchid tree
  • bleeding heart vine
  • bottlebrush
  • buddleia
  • Carolina jessamine
  • columbine
  • coral bells
  • desert willow
  • flowering quince
  • ginger
  • hollyhock
  • lantana
  • lion’s tail
  • Mexican oregano
  • mimosa (native)
  • penstemmons
  • pentas
  • pineapple guava
  • Pringle’s beebalm
  • purple loosestrife
  • red buckeye
  • red morning glory
  • red yucca
  • rose of Sharon
  • salvias
  • scarlet larkspur
  • shrimp plant
  • snapdragon vine

Birds

  • Agarita
  • American beautyberry
  • American elm
  • Barbados cherry
  • barberry
  • blackberry
  • Blanco crabapple
  • buttonbush
  • Carolina buckthorn
  • cherry laurel
  • coral berry
  • cotoneaster
  • elderberry
  • escarpment black cherry
  • fig
  • flowering quince
  • grapes
  • hackberry
  • hollies
  • honey locust
  • honeysuckle
  • junipers
  • loquat
  • mahonia
  • mulberry
  • oaks
  • osage orange
  • pigeonberry
  • pines
  • plums
  • roses
  • rough-leaf dogwood
  • Russian olive
  • sideoats grama
  • southern wax myrtle
  • spicebush
  • sumacs
  • sunflowers
  • Texas ash
  • Texas persimmon
  • thistle
  • Tracy hawthorne
  • viburnums
  • Virginia creeper
  • white honeysuckle bush

Nectar Plants

(Butterflies)

  • anacacho orchid tree
  • aster (queen, painted lady)
  • Barbara’s buttons
  • beebalm
  • black-eyed Susan
  • bluebonnet
  • bottlebrush
  • buddleia (fritillary, swallowtail)
  • Engelman daisy (crescentspot)
  • fennel (swallowtail)
  • flame acanthus (swallowtail, fritillary)
  • fruit trees (swallowtail)
  • gaillardia (swallowtail)
  • gayfeather
  • goldenrod
  • Indian blanket
  • Indian paintbrush
  • kidneywood (crescent spot, swallowtail)
  • lantana (fritillary, swallowtail, queen, monarch)
  • lemon mint
  • Mexican flame vine
  • Mexican hat
  • milkweed (monarch, skipper)
  • mimosa, native
  • mistflower (monarch, skipper)
  • penta (swallowtail)
  • phlox (hairstreak)
  • red flowers (dogface)
  • roses
  • rotten fruit (admiral, hackberry, questionmark)
  • roughleaf dogwood
  • rusty blackhaw viburnum
  • salvia
  • sunflower (painted lady)
  • thistle
  • trumpet vine
  • verbena (monarch)
  • vitex (hairstreak)
  • yarrow (hairstreak)
  • yellow flowers (sulfur, dogface)
  • zinnia (swallowtail)

Host Plants

(Caterpillars)

  • artemesia (painted lady)
  • aster (crescent)
  • black cherry (hairstreak, azure, swallowtail)
  • black willow (swallowtail, cloak, admiral, viceroy)
  • coral bean (azure)
  • dill (swallowtail)
  • elms (questionmark, cloak)
  • fennel (swallowtail)
  • flame acanthus (crescentspot)
  • frogfruit (buckeye, peacock, crescentspot)
  • grasses (skipper)
  • hackberry (questionmark)
  • lantana (painted lady)
  • legumes (sulfur, dogface, blue hairstreak)
  • mallow (skipper, hairstrak)
  • Mexican plum (swallowtail)
  • milkweed (monarch, queen)
  • oaks, junipers, nuts (hairstreak)
  • parsley (swallowtail)
  • passionvine (fritillary, longwing)
  • possumhaw holly (azure)
  • roughleaf dogwood (azure)
  • rue (swallowtail)
  • shrimp plant (crescent spot)
  • snapdragon vine (buckeye)
  • spicebush (swallowtail)
  • sumac (hairstreak)
  • Texas ash (swallowtail)
  • thistle (painted lady)
  • verbena (buckeye)
  • violet (fritillary)
  • wafer ash (swallowtail)
  • yaupon holly (elfin)
  • yellow bells (hairstreak)