Hello, I was wondering what plant this is. As you can see the butterflies love it.
A closer look at the flowers.
So if you could Id it I'd be very happy and plant it immediately.
Thanks , Nicholas
It looks like queens nectaring on mist flower.
Mist flower is blooming everywhere now!
Wow that was super fast. I didn't even see that when I posted my second reply. Thanks Sherry.
I only saw the first picture when I answered you, Nicholas. The butterfly ID is correct, but the mist flower looks a little different from what we have here. Maybe it's just a different variety of mist flower. I made this picture recently of a female gulf frit nectaring on some growing along my road -
that's a nice flowery bush!! would love to have it in my yard, what is that?
That's it I think =)
Nicholas, I sat down at my computer and answered your questions before I noticed you had JUST posted! :)
The mist flower that grows here is Conoclinium coelestrinum, but there are other varieties of Conoclinium that grow in the Southwest. There's a white flowering plant that's very similar that's native to the desert Southwest, also.
This is exactly what it is.
Here is a link that might be useful: https://www.google.com/search?q=Gregg%27s+Mistflower+Eupatorium+greggii&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=UslcUv3HDsOFiAKt44GICQ&ved=0CDYQsAQ&biw=1920&bih=994
The plant that I grow is MISTFLOWER (Eupatorium coelestinum).
The attached link describes the plant and it's characteristics. It will actively reseed.