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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Feb 19, 2010 1:05 AM CST
The W TX Blue Mistflower is by far the favorite nectar plant in my yard for butterflies in late summer and into the fall. However they are very droopy and have more foliage than blooms.

Here is a pic of three Queens and a Monarch taken in late October 2009.

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Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Mar 4, 2010 9:36 PM CST
Must agree with the blue mistflower. It is a big hit out here with the Queens. As you can see by this photo of a small plant - they flock to it. So imagine our National Butterfly Center that has these bushes along the fencelines and also huge patches throughout the park - we literally get to see thousands of Queens.

Often times, so many - that you occasionally hear someone saying, "Will all the Queens please fly and hover 15 inches above the plants."

And if you're wondering why, it's because we'd like to see what other butterflies are nectaring without suffering from Queen overload!!!

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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Tip Photographer I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: Texas Butterflies Garden Art
Ponds Dog Lover Hummingbirder Birds The WITWIT Badge Region: United States of America
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Sheila_FW
Mar 6, 2010 7:02 AM CST
Too funny Cat....I would love to see them by the hundreds one day. Thumbs up

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