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Hedgerow Hairstreak - Satyrium saepium

Hedgerow Hairstreaks (Satyrium saepium) are common throughout Western North America. In our Southern California gardens we can see 1 broods in late Spring. Larval foods include the California Lilac's, Ceanothus sp. Adults are happy with nectar from a variety of plants including those from the buckwheat, milkweed, oaks, yerba santa, and daisy families. This Gray Hairstreak has alighted upon a Yucca whippleii. Gray Hairstreaks are 1.25", males and females are similar. We have an extensive list of plants that will attract these and other beauties to your butterfly garden.

Hedgerow Hairstreak

Hedgerow Hairstreak resting on Yucca whipplii. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

High resolution photos of the Gray Hairstreak are part of our garden image collection.

Video of a Gray Hairstreak Butterfly Flight

Plants to attract the Hedgerow Hairstreak to your garden:
Araujia sericifera * Bladder Vine, Cruel Vine, Moth Vine
Asclepias angustifolia * Arizona Milkweed
Asclepias californica * California Milkweed
Asclepias cordifolia * Purple Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica * Tropical Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica Red Butterflies * Red Butterflies Tropical Milkweed
Asclepias curassavica Silky Gold * Silky Gold Tropical Milkweed
Asclepias eriocarpa * Woollypod Milkweed, Indian Milkweed, Kotolo Milkweed
Aslepias erosa * Desert Milkweed
Asclepias fascicularis * Narrow Leaf Milkweed
Asclepias linaria * Pine Needle Milkweed
Asclepias speciosa * Showy Milkweed
Asclepias subulata * Rush Milkweed, Skeleton Milkweed
Asclepias tuberosa * Butterfly Weed
Aster chilense * Pacific Aster
Aster Chilensis Purple Haze * Purple Haze California Aster, Purple Haze Pacific Aster * Purple Haze California Aster
Asteriscus maritimus * Sea Daisy
Asteriscus sericeus * Canary Island Daisy
Baileya multiradiata * Desert Marigold
Bidens Bedance Painted Red * Bidens ferulifolia
Calendula Zeolights * Zeolights Pot Marigold
Ceanothus Centennial * Centennial California Lilac
Ceanothus Concha * Concha California Lilac
Ceanothus crassifolius * Hoary California Lilac
Ceanothus cyaneus Gentian Plume * Gentian Plume California Lilac
Ceanothus Dark Star * Dark Star California Lilac
Ceanothus Far Horizons * Far Horizons California Lilac
Ceanothus Frosty Dawn * Frosty Dawn California Lilac
Ceanothus gloriosus Anchor Bay * Anchor Bay California Lilac
Ceanothus greggii * Desert Ceanothus
Ceanothus hearstiorum * Hearst's California Lilac
Ceanothus Joan Mirov * Joan Mirov California Lilac
Ceanothus Joyce Coulter * Joyce Coulter California Lilac
Ceanothus megacarpus * Bigpod California Lilac
Ceanothus oliganthus sorediatus * Jim Brush, Hairy California Lilac
Ceanothus Point Sierra * Point Sierra Maritime Ceanothus
Ceanothus Ray Hartman * Ray Hartman California Lilac
Ceanothus Sierra Snow * Sierra Snow Ceanothus, Monterey Ceanothus
Ceanothus Snowball * Snowball California Lilac
Ceanothus Snow Flurry * Snow Flurry California Lilac
Ceanothus Tassajara Blue * Tassajara Blue California Lilac
Ceanothus Valley Violet * Valley Violet California Lilac
Ceanothus Wheeler Canyon * Wheeler Canyon California Lilac
Ceanothus Yankee Point * Yankee Point California Lilac
Centaurea cyanus * Bachelor's Button
Centaurea cyanus Black Gem * Black Gem Bachelor's Button
Centaurea gymnocarpa * Dusty Miller
Centaurea montana * Mountain Bluet
Chrysactina mexicana * Damianita
Chrysothamnus nauseosus * Rabbit Brush
Cirsium occidentale * Cobwebby Thistle
Ericameria linearifolia * Narrowleaf Goldenbush
Ericameria nauseosa * Rabbit Brush
Erigeron argentatus * Silver Fleabane
Erigeron blochmaniae * Blochman's Erigeron
Erigeron foliosus foliosus * Leafy Fleabane, Hartweg's Fleabane
Erigeron glaucus Bountiful * Bountiful Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus Cape Sebastian * Cape Sebastian Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus Sea Breeze * Pink Seaside Daisy, Sea Breeze Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus Wayne Roderick * Wayne Roderick Seaside Daisy
Erigeron glaucus White Lights * White Lights Seaside Daisy
Erigeron karvinskianus * Mexican Daisy, Santa Barbara Daisy
Erigeron speciosus Aspen Fleabane, Showy Fleabane, Oregon Fleabane
Eriodictyon crassifolium * Felt Leaved Yerba Santa
Eriodictyon tomentosum * Woolly Yerba Santa
Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum * Ashy Leaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum crocatum * Saffron Buckwheat, Conejo Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum * California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum grande rubescens * Pink Buckwheat
Eriogonum incanum * Frosted Buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium * Seaside Buckwheat, Coast Buckwheat
Eriogonum parviflorum * Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum * Sulphur Buckwheat
Eriogonum Warriner Lytle * Warriner Lytle California Buckwheat
Eriogonum wrightii * Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat
Eryngium planum * Blue Eryngo, Flat Sea Holly
Eryngium variifolium * Moroccan Sea Holly
Eryngium yuccifolium * Button Eryngo, Rattlesnake Master
Eriophyllum confertiflorum * Golden Yarrow
Eriophyllum staechadifolium * Seaside Golden Yarrow
Gomphocarpus fruticosus * Swan Milkweed, Narrow Leaf Cotton Plant
Gomphocarpus physocarpus * Family Jewels, Hairy Balls
Grindelia camporum * Great Valley Gumweed, Great Valley Gumplant
Grindelia stricta * Coastal Gumweed, Coastal Gumplant
Layia plattyglossa * Tidy Tips
Lasthenia californica * Goldfields
Leptosyne bigelovii * Bigelow's Coreopsis, Desert Coreopsis
Lessingia filaginafolia * California Aster
Quercus agrifolia * Coast Live Oak
Quercus beridifolia * Scrub Oak
Quercus douglassii * Blue Oak
Quercus durata * Leather Oak
Quercus garryana * Oregon Oak, Garry Oak
Quercus johnn-tuckeri * Tucker's Oak
Quercus kelloggii * Maple Leafed Oak
Quercus lobata * Valley Oak
Quercus muehlenbergii * Chinkapin Oak
Rhamnus californica * Coffee Berry
Rhamnus crocea * Red Berry
Ribes aureum * Golden Currant
Ribes malvaceum * Chaparral Currant
Ribes malvaceum Ortega Beauty * Ortega Beauty Currant
Ribes speciosum * Fuchsia Flowered Currant
Symphotrichum chilense * California Aster, Pacific Aster