Of course I have them in motion. A Fall bloomer just in time for butterfly season, it's been hopping like this for 10 days and still going even as the flowers fade.
Like Gregg's Mistflower on steroids, Chromolaena odorata is at least 11' tall, six feet wide and covered head-to-toe with butterflies.
Let's take a closer look at some of my other butterfly visitors in October.
Common mestra was a new one for me this year. Usually found farther south along the border, it seems they made their way as far north as Austin according to my blogger friends.
Unmistakable Gulf Fritillary so bright in the sunlight I can see it from the house 40 feet away.
Giant Swallowtail is a favorite of mine.
Mating Queen Butterflies on the Blue Mistflower
Meanwhile, Black Swallowtails prefer Gomphrena 'Fireworks'.
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