I have this fuzzy white-flowered Hempweed
vine in my yard, but it's
in a windy spot and I've never seen anything nectar on it. There's
another spot that I visit frequently to see butterflies, but I'd never seen
the Hempweed in bloom there until this November.
butterflies were ALL OVER it! I'll be planting Hempweed in other spots in
my yard, because there aren't too many nectar sources in bloom
right now (late fall, early winter) for my butterflies, and they sure love this one!
I just need to plant some where it's a bit more out of the wind.
This purple flower (below) is
Porterweed. The Julia was sipping nectar from it, but took off
just as I snapped the photo. I liked it anyway, so here it is:
This pink flower the male Julia Butterfly is drinking from is
This male Julia butterfly is resting in the sun on a
Brazilian Pepper Tree
...and this one (left) is sipping from that tiny red
It isn't my best picture, but part of what
I'm trying to do with my site is to document
butterfly nectar flowers so we can keep and/or plant the flowers that attract
the butterflies we like the best.