Monday, June 18, 2012

Yarrow, with Copper Butterfly

Yarrow is one of Saskatchewan's most common roadside wildflowers. From a distance, the florets merge into wide white blurs, but the closer you get, the more details are revealed in each tiny flower.

This prairie wildflower photographed below has an added attraction — an early Copper butterfly feeding on the nectar.

(Or, maybe just early for me! The insect world may be into full summer, but it's been such a cold spring, I'm somewhat slow...)

Yarrow, with purplish copper butterfly. © SB

Prairie Wildflower: Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Location: South of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo Date: June 16, 2012


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