Lupines (genus Lupinus) are a vital part of many ecosystems, and their role in North American butterfly gardens is no less significant.
Many species of butterflies use various species of lupines (Lupinus) as host plants for their larvae. It’s important to note that butterfly-host relationships can be specific not only to the genus, but to the species level as well. Also, butterfly species’ distributions can affect which lupine species they interact with. […]