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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.
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.
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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