Monarch (Danaus plexippus)

Morpeth, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

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Marion, AR(Zone 7b)

Wow! This is a fantastic photo.
I can't determine which I like better. The flowers, or the butterfly.
I LOVE that puple flower that it is on. I believe its some type of Liatris.
I also like the many flowers in the background.
Is this from your garden, or elsewhere.
thanks for sharing.

Morpeth, United Kingdom(Zone 8a)

Thanks for your kind comments. I don't think I'll see Monarchs any more now that I'm back in the UK, so I'm glad to have these photos.

Yes the plant the butterfly is on is a liatris. I took the photo at Longfellows greenhouse in Manchester Maine which is a wonderful garden center. That's why there are so many flowers in the background, as this was in the plant buying section :)


Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Oh Boy!!!
I just saw this on the Fun random bug...
Such a stunning photo & spectacular colors!
Well done Sue

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