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Orange Sulphur Butterfly - Colias eurytheme

The Orange Sulphur is common in open areas, often visiting puddles and moist parts of the garden. The Alfalfa Butterfly is often found on plants in the pea family including clover and lupines The Orange Sulphur flies from March through December and through the Winter as well in warmer climes. The annual Lupines are best planted in the Fall from seed, the shrubby Lupines are often harder to start and are often grown from cuttings.

Orange Sulfur, Alfalfa Butterfly

Profile of an Orange Sulphur Butterfly. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants to attract the Orange Sulphur to your garden:
Lantana Luscious Citrus Blend
Lantana variegata Lemon Swirl
Lupinus albifrons * Silver Lupine
Lupinus arizonicus * Arizone Lupine
Lupinus bicolor * Miniature Lupine
Lupinus chamissonis * Dune Bush Lupine
Lupinus exubitus * Grape Soda Lupine
Lupinus grayi * Sierra Lupine
Lupinus hirsutissimus * Stinging Lupine
Lupinus microcarpus densiflorus * Chick Lupine
Lupinus stiversii * Harlequin Lupine
Lupinus succulentus * Succulent Lupine, Arroyo Lupine
Lupinus truncatus * Collared Annual Lupine
Lotus crassifolius otayensis
Lotus scoparius
Trifolium wildenovii * Tomcat Clover