The above quote is by Ella Wheeler Wilcox and I tend to agree. Some weeds are more lovable than others though. When I’ve come across a personally likable specimen, I’ve been known to pot it up or just nurture it where it’s rooted… I know I have my preferences for worthy weeds, but either way, I do my share of trying to remedy their unrequited love they offer up so freely by at least taking their portrait once in a while.
The “Purple Passion Flower” vine is the host plant for Zebra Longwing and Gulf Fritillary butterflies. In another post I’ll show ZL eggs, caterpillars and their chrysalides. I also have a video of pupation which I’ll attempt to post. Love these exquisite blooms! 💜
Such intricate and beautiful little flowers and a favorite of mine. The Eastern Red Columbine is native to the eastern half of the United States and parts of Canada and Europe. This one is in my yard in north central Florida.