FOTD: Butterfly Weed

These lovely, tiny orange flowers are produced by a member of the milkweed family, known as “butterfly weed.” I have a beautiful crop of it this year (it was planted last year) and hope that it will attract monarch butterflies!  There is a milkweed beetle that lives on the plant, and I found one under the leaves! If monarch butterflies come, they lay their eggs on the underside of the milkweed leaves.

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Cee’s Flower of the Day, 6/29/17

Postscript:  A few days later, I saw a monarch hovering around these flowers!

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