A couple of years ago, the California Native Plant Society had a plant sale and I bought some plants. They were drought tolerant and also attracted hummingbirds and butterflies. The plant basically looks like a weed and my husband begs me if he can pull it out almost every time he works in the yard. He tells me so often that I got suckered into buying some weeds that I started to wonder myself. The first year, my plant didn't do anything and I was really disappointed with it. The next year, my plant had some fuzz on it and didn't flower; not a butterfly in sight. However, this year my plant is in full bloom and everyday I find a different species of butterflies. It has been a blast photographing them and trying to figure out what type of butterfly they are.
Patience ~ Good things come to those who wait.
Below are three photos of the Monarch whom are strong fliers.
Ummm... I don't know what this one is.
I believe this butterfly is a Painted Lady.
In this photo, I liked the way the butterfly is a fluttering blur ~ kinda dreamy.
I think this one is a Clouded Sulphur.
I can't figure out what this butterfly is. I do know it is pretty!
While I was waiting for the butterflies to land and bask in the sun, I took some photo's of other's who were visiting my garden.
If you know what any of these butterflies are, please do share your knowledge with me. I find them so fascinating!