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Great Spangled Fritillary

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By Diohio


Great Spangled Fritillary (Dianthus barbatus (Sweet William))

The Great Spangled Fritillaries really started showing up over the past few days as they usually do just as the Butterfly Weed is beginning to bloom. This one however, was much more interested in the Double Dwarf Sweet William. This is really my first year growing Sweet William and I love the color that it brings to that area of the garden. The butterflies really are drawn to it. I plan on growing it every year now.........it is a biennial so I probably will have to go without it next year.



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Brilliant picture :-)

13 Jun, 2008

 

beautiful photo

13 Jun, 2008

 

you wouldn't see him on the orange flower!

13 Jun, 2008

Sid
Sid
 

Lovely.

13 Jun, 2008

 

pretty good

20 Jun, 2008

 

Awesome photo, I don't know which is prettier the flowers or the butterfly !

1 Sep, 2008

pee
Pee
 

Summer has arrived!!

8 Jun, 2011

 

That's an amazing photo. Very beautiful.

20 Sep, 2011

 

Thank you !

21 Sep, 2011



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