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Common Buckeye Junonia coenia Host or Larval Food Plant
Although not often used in the wild, caterpillars are found on this plant occasionally. In contained areas, such as exhibits, they have been known to totally strip a plant of all leaves.
Common Buckeye Butterfly Junonia coenia caterpillar eating Butterfly Bush leaf.
Buckeye Junonia coenia butterfly drinking nectar from a lavender Butterfly Bush Buddleia davidii
Botanical Name: Buddleia davidii
Common Names: Butterfly Bush
Plant type: Shrub
Zone: 9 - 11
Size: Grows to 10 feet
Water: Average water needs.
Soil: Well drained soil
Bloom: White, pink, purple, lavender, and yellow.
Note: Extrememly popular nectar plant for butterflies and nectar-drinking moths.
Note: Host plant for Common Buckeye Junonia coenia). Use of Butterfly Bush by Buckeyes as a host plant is not as common as the use of various weeds.