Painted Lady Butterfly on Eastern Purple Coneflower
The Story: In this field of wildflowers near Spring Valley, Ohio I found a host of Ohio’s popular summer wildflowers. This scene captures an Eastern Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) which is part of the Aster Family of flowers. The wildflower features lavender petals with a reddish spiny center. I like the intricate patterns that its seeds form showing its relation to the sunflower family. On this summer day, a Painted Lady Butterfly landed on this coneflower for its feeding.
Sublocation: Spring Valley Wildlife Area
City, State: Spring Valley, Ohio
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