Ratibida columnifera, commonly known as Upright Prairie Coneflower or Mexican Hat, is a species of flowering plant in the daisy family.
I photographed these flowers one morning this week in a park near my house.
My city is very good about seeding native wildflowers in parks and along roads.
I was very happy to see this lone butterfly on a flower!
I sent this photo to a butterfly expert in Dallas, Tx to identify, since I couldn’t identify it. He says it is a butterfly – either a Common Checkered Skipper or a White Checkered Skipper. It would have to be examined closer to know the difference that can’t be seen in a photo!
He said it is more likely to be a Common Checkered Skipper for the part of North Texas that I live in!
My husband and I drove from Key Largo down to Marathon in the Florida keys about a week ago and saw a lot of these beautiful trees in bloom. I’m fascinated by them. They make a large seed pod and have a beautiful flower!
Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant in the bean family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name royal poinciana or flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as “flame tree”.
In the continental United States, it grows in South Florida, Central Florida,and sporadically in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.
Florida Keys style – this seaweed has a beauty all its own! Vacation Time! I tried to get a good video and photos of some butterflies near some trees and flowering bushes, but was not able! Maybe today! Until then…here … Continue reading →
Delicately fragrant flowers are edible and make delightful garnishes. Very winter hardy and eager to self-sow in the shade of summer plants, violas are cheerful surprises in the cool months. Johnny-Jump Up is tricolored in bright purple, yellow and white. Violas will rebloom in fall if cut back in the heat of summer.
I wonder if there are butterflies somewhere in the world that look like these flowers?