Interested in attracting butterflies to your property? We offer native, nectar, host and accent plants for purchase daily in our gift shop and also host big semiannual outdoor plant sales with more than 100 species available.
Discover which pollinator species you can attract and learn about the butterfly-friendly plants that work best in your landscape. Proceeds benefit the Florida Museum’s Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.
Daily in the Gift Shop
Our butterfly plant sales have moved inside where you can find a selection of plants DAILY now! Visit our Collectors Shop just inside our front entrance to see what is available today. Below is what is likely available but supplies are limited so when a species is gone, it will be replaced with a new species.
- Florida’s Wildflowers & Butterflies – Learn about the 50 most common native wildflowers and butterflies in Florida.
- Browse a searchable full list of plants we have sold in the past for light/water requirements, nectar values and more
- Subscribe to our Butterfly Plant Sale email alert list
- Download butterfly brochures for your region
Help close the gap between urban students and nature
The Florida Museum of Natural History is raising funds and accepting plant donations for butterfly gardens in area schools.
Museum scientists partnered with Duval and Williams elementary schools to open children’s eyes to the unique metamorphosis that occurs during butterfly development and the responsibilities involved in caring for a garden. The Museum is now raising funds and requesting donations of plants to create additional butterfly gardens throughout the Alachua County area.