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frostweed

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Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 25, 2008
3:57 PM

Post #5927190

The kindness of good people never ceases to amaze me, it was so sweet of those boys to go searching for flowers for the little girls family, and a good explanation why such an unusual plant should be the State flower of Oklahoma.
This plant also has a very special role in nature. It is the host plant for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly, this plant is the only food they eat. This is a beautiful butterfly that you can't see very often because it flies fast and always sits with the wings closed.

Here is the picture as it usually rests;
http://www.carolinanature.com/butterflies/gphairstreak.html

And one with the wings open, unfortunately this poor baby is dead, but it shows the beautiful colors.
http://www.insectnet.com/photos/fauna1/f_halesus_female_pin1.htm

Josephine.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

December 25, 2008
10:50 PM

Post #5927868

That is a lovely, bittersweet story, Mitch, I enjoyed reading it. Mistletoe grows in northern CA, where I used to live, so maybe those beautiful butterflies live there, too, but it's been so long, I don't remember. Thanks for sharing that, Josephine!
MitchF
Lindsay, OK
(Zone 7a)

December 26, 2008
2:08 AM

Post #5928243

Thank you both - Mitch

frostweed

frostweed
Josephine, Arlington, TX
(Zone 8a)

January 2, 2009
10:32 PM

Post #5957905

Here is a wonderful video of the Purple Hairstreak's life cycle, Enjoy!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyWJlpIchkE&feature=channel

Josephine.

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