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Thumb of 2014-10-25/jmorth/74d02f@jmorth submitted this image in the Perennials category of the The 2014 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

jmorth added a caption:Golden Dew Drop 'Sapphire Showers' w/ Skipper
Name: Jennifer
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Nov 13, 2014 2:57 PM CST
Amazing purple! Wonderful Texture. I am not familiar with this flower. I will have to research it.

Nice to see the underside of the Skipper wing.
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Nov 13, 2014 6:55 PM CST
Another Skipper, I think the name of this one is 'Least Skipper'.

The flower is on 'Sapphire Showers' a Golden Dew Drop cultivar. Duranta erecta is the scientific name. It's not hardy here but we overwinter it under fluorescent lights in the basement. It's trained as a small tree. Attracts a fair number of pollinators.
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