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Umber Skipper - Poanes melane

Umber Skippers are common in gardens, and open woodlands. The Umber Skipper is native to California, Arizona and Nortern Mexico. They collect nectar from buckwheats, mustards, thistles, verbenas, butterfly bushes and sages. We have an extensive list of plants that will attract these beauties to your butterfly garden.

Female Umber Skipper on a blade of grass

Female Umber Skipper on a blade of grass. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Umber Skipper on Artemisia

Umber Skipper on Artemisia. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Plants to include in your Butterfly Garden to attract the Umber White Skipper:
Armeria maritima * Thrift
Buddleia Black Knight * Black Knight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Blue Ribbon * Blue Ribbon Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Color Crush * Color Crush Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Harlequin * Harlequin Variegated Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Lochinch * Lochinch Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Miss Molly * Miss Molly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Nanho Purple * Nanho Purple Butterfly Bush
Buddleia Pink Delight * Pink Delight Butterfly Bush
Buddleia davidii White Profusion * White Profusion Butterfly Bush
Buddleia lindleyana * Weeping Butterfly Bush
Buddleia marrubifolia * Woolly Butterfly Bush
Buddleia weyeriana Honeycomb * Honeycomb Butterfly Bush
Centaurea cyanus * Bachelor's Button
Centaurea cyanus Black Gem * Black Gem Bachelor's Button
Centaurea gymnocarpa * Dusty Miller
Centaurea montana * Mountain Bluet
Centranthus ruber
Cirsium occidentale
Eriogonum arborescens
Eriogonum cinereum
Eriogonum crocatum
Eriogonum fasciculatum
Eriogonum fasciculatum Warriner Lytle
Eriogonum giganteum
Eriogonum grande rubescens
Eriogonum incanum
Eriogonum latifolium
Eriogonum parviflorum * Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum
Eriogonum wrightii
Erysimum Apricot Twist
Erysimum Bowles Mauve
Erysimum Jenny Brook
Erysimum linifolium variegatum
Lantana Lucious Citrus Blend
Lantana variegata Lemon Swirl
Salvia Allen Chickering * Allen Chickering Sage
Salvia apiana * White Sage
Salvia brandegeei * Brandegee's Sage, Santa Rosa Island Sage
Salvia carduacea * Thistle Sage
Salvia Celestial Blue * Celestial Blue Sage
Salvia clevelandii * Cleveland Sage
Salvia columbariae * Chia Sage
Salvia Desperado
Salvia dorrii * Purple Desert Sage
Salvia leucophylla Amethyst Bluff
Salvia leucophylla Bee's Bliss
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal * Purple Sage
Salvia mellifera * Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Green Carpet * Green Carpet Creeping Sage
Salvia mellifera Skylark * Skylark Black Sage
Salvia mellifera Terra Seca * Terra Seca Dwarf Sage
Salvia munzii * San Diego Sage, Munz's Sage
Salvia munzii Emerald Cascade * San Miguel Mountain Sage, Munz's Sage
Salvia officinalis Tricolor * Tricolored Culinary Sage
Salvia Pozo Blue * Grey Musk Sage
Salvia sonomensis Dara's Choice * Dara's Choice Creeping Sage
Salvia sonomensis Green Carpet * Green Carpet Creeping Sage
Salvia sonomensis Mrs Beard * Mrs Beard Creeping Sage
Salvia spathacea * Hummingbird Sage
Salvia Winnefred Gilman * Blue Sage
Trichostema lanatum * Woolly Blue Curls
Trichostema lanceolatum * Vinegar Weed
Trichostema Midnight Magic * Midnight Magic Blue Curls
Verbena bonariense
Verbena lilacina De La Mina
Verbena lilacina Paseo Rancho
Verbena rigida