Thursday, September 24, 2015

Monarch Butterfly on Tithonia rotundifolia

Here is a monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) on Mexican Sunflower (Tithonia rotundifolia var. 'Torch').  The Tithonia rotundifolia at Horticulture Gardens is especially attractive to butterflies.  On this day I noticed about a half dozen monarch butterflies feeding on the Tithonia flowers here.  Photo taken September 2, 2015.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Ferdinand's Rock Cress

Ferdinand's rock cress (Arabis ferdinandi coburgi).  This plant spreads by rhizomes to form a mat.

Photo taken April 13, 2015.

Arabis procurrens var. fernandi-coburgi is a synonym for Arabis fernandi-coburgiLink to synonymy:

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Johnny-jump-up (Viola tricolor 'Helen Mount').

Photo April 13, 2015.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Drumstick Primula

Drumstick primula (Primula denticulata).  Just beginning to flower.  Photo taken March 30, 2015.

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Friday, October 3, 2014


Two kinds of Perilla at Purdue Hort Gardens.  The above photos are of Perilla frutescens 'Magilla'.  The Magilla cultivar proves to be a coleus rather than a true perilla, here is an article which explains this:

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The photos below are of Shrubby Perilla (Perilla frutescens).  All photos taken Sept. 24, 2014.

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