Orange Skipper fav...

fizgig777(7)June 28, 2013

Photographed by a friend of mine in Spokane, WA... These flowers were a magnet for Orange Skippers. We're at a loss to ID the flowers/plants, though. I thought maybe wild mint or Synthyris missurica, but it doesn't quite fit either... Thought maybe someone here might have a better idea.

Thanks in advance!!

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esh_ga

Agastache perhaps.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 10:37AM
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bob_71(z7 MD)

No picture on my computer?

Bob

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 12:20PM
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dandy_line(3B (Brainerd, Mn))

Lobelia siphilitica?

    Bookmark   June 28, 2013 at 6:48PM
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garystpaul(4)

Nepeta mussinii ?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 11:47AM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Looks like Agastache to me...maybe 'Blue Fortune'.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 1:05PM
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bob_71(z7 MD)

It is Agastache foeniculum, ANISE HYSSOP.

I have maintained a Butterfly/Bee garden for some time and this is one of the major nectar plants in my garden. It is quite easy to grow from seeds and will reseed itself unless it is deadheaded yet is NOT invasive.

Bob

This post was edited by bob_71 on Sat, Jun 29, 13 at 19:11

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 2:20PM
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larry_gene

Orange Skipper as a common name is not in widespread use except with the additional terms of Giant, -edged, roadside, etc.

The above-pictured Spokane-area skippers are likely Woodland Skippers, common to all environments in the PNW.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2013 at 11:30PM
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fizgig777(7)

Thanks everyone for all the info =) Appreciate your time!!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 1:23AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I call Agastache 'bee-sicle '.....it's stays covered with bees and other nectar feeders. Later on they turn into 'finch-sicles '!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2013 at 4:20AM
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