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Butterfly Magnet, I mean Weed


By Diohio

Butterfly Magnet, I mean Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Butterfly Weed is truely a butterfly magnet. There are 10 Great Spangled Fritillaries shown in this picture, all nectaring on the orange Butterfly Weed in my back raised bed. The purple flowers are Campanula and a Lamb's Ear species.

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Wow so many of them!!!

14 Mar, 2008


Looks too nice a flower to be a weed, the butterfly population seem to like it - I don't think i've ever seen so many in one place. Lovely picture!

14 Mar, 2008


I don't know how they came up with the name "Weed" Mark. It's not like it's invasive and it definately doesn't LOOK like a weed. Butterfly Flower is more appropriate

14 Mar, 2008


Butterfly heaven!

23 Apr, 2008


Fantastic photo. I'd quite like some of those weeds in my garden Diohio and I'm sure all the butterflies would keep Dylan, my kitten entertained

8 Jul, 2008

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