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Mournful Duskywing - Erynnis tristis

Mournful Duskywing butterflies are often feeding at plants in the mint or sage family including this blue lavendin, Lavandula intermedia provence. The caterpillars feed on a variety of oak leaves (see Quercus below). The Mournful Duskywing range is from Northern California south to Arizona and occaisionally Texas. Butterfly Bushes, Sage family plants, goldenrod family plants, and buckwheat family plants are regular nectar sources for the Mournful Duskywing. The following list are plants that we have found attract the Mournful Duskywing to our butterfly gardens.

Mournful Duskywing, Erynnis tristis

Mournful Duskywing Butterfly feeding on lavender blossoms. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

Aster Chilensis Purple Haze * Purple Haze California Aster, Purple Haze Pacific Aster
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
Aster chilensis
Cercis occidentalis
Ericameria linearifolia
Ericameria nauseosa
Eriogonum arborescens * Santa Cruz Island Buckwheat
Eriogonum cinereum * Ashyleaf Buckwheat, Coastal Buckweat
Eriogonum crocatum * Conejo Buckwheat, Saffron Buckweat
Eriogonum fasciculatum * California Buckwheat
Eriogonum fasciculatum Warriner Lytle * Warriner Lytle California Buckwheat
Eriogonum giganteum * Saint Catherine's Lace
Eriogonum grande rubescens * Red Buckwheat, Pink Buckwheat
Eriogonum incanum * Frosted Buckwheat
Eriogonum latifolium * Seaside Buckwheat, Coast Buckwheat
Eriogonum parviflorum * Sea Cliff Buckwheat, Coastal Buckwheat
Eriogonum umbellatum * Sulphur Buckwheat Eriogonum wrightii * Bastardsage, Wright's Buckwheat
Ericameria nauseosa * Rabbitbrush
Lavandula allardii Meerlo
Isocoma menzeisii * Coastal Goldenbush
Lavandula angustifolia Hidcote * Hidcote English Lavender
Lavandula dentata
Lavandula dentata candicans
Lavandula Goodwin Creek Grey
Lavandula Grosso
Lavandula heterophylla
Lavandula multifida
Lavandula pinnata buchii
Lavandula provence
Lavandula stoechas Javelin Forte White * Javelin Forte White Spanish Lavender
Leonotis menthifolia
Lepechinia calycina * White Pitcher Sage, California Pitcher Sage, Woodbalm
Lepechinia fragrans El Tigre * Island Pitcher Sage
Lepechinia hastata * Mexican Pitcher Sage
Lepechinia salviae * Chilean Pitcher Sage
Lotus crassifolius otayensis
Lotus scoparius * Deerweed
Monardella lanceolata
Osteospermum Bright Lights * Red Freeway Daisy
Quercus agrifolia
Quercus douglasii
Quercus durata * Leather Oak
Quercus john-tuckeri
Quercus kelloggii
Quercus lobata
Salvia Allen Chickering
Salvia brandegeei
Salvia Celestial Blue * Celestial Blue Sage
Salvia chionopeplica * Baja Sage
Salvia clevelandii
Salvia clevelandii Winnefred Gilman * Winnifred Gilman Sage
Salvia coahuilensis
Salvia columbariae * Chia Sage
Salvia leucantha
Salvia leucantha Danielle's Dream
Salvia leucantha Midnight
Salvia leucantha Santa Barbara
Salvia leucantha White Mischief * White Mischief Mexican Sage
Salvia leucophylla Amethyst Bluff
Salvia leucophylla Bee's Bliss
Salvia leucophylla Point Sal Spreader
Salvia mellifera
Salvia mellifera Green Carpet
Salvia mellifera Skylark
Salvia mellifera Terra Seca
Salvia munzii * San Diego Sage, Munz's Sage
Salvia munzii Emerald Cascade * San Miguel Mountain Sage, Munz's Sage
Salvia Pozo Blue
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 uliginosa
Salvia Winifred Gilman
Solidago californica
Symphyotrichon chilense
Verbena bonariensis * Purpletop Vervain
Verbena bonariensis Little One * Dwarf Purpletop Vervain
Verbena lilacina De La Mina
Verbena lilacina Paseo Rancho
Verbena rigida