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Orange Skipper fav...

Posted by fizgig777 WA (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 28, 13 at 10:23

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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RE: Orange Skipper fav...

Agastache perhaps.


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No picture on my computer?

Bob


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Lobelia siphilitica?


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Nepeta mussinii ?


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


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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


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RE: Orange Skipper fav...

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.


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


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


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