Purple veins

6 May

This is one of my favorite flowers I remember as a kid. It is unusual looking with its pinky-purple stems & veins. It  grows in pastures and attracts the Zebra Swallowtail butterfly. It is not the host plant for the Zebra, (it is host for the Monarch butterfly however), but it seems the Zebra Swallowtail just loves the nectar – and the Zebra Swallowtail is my favorite butterfly! 

Sandhill Milkweed

Zebra Swallowtail on Sandhill Milkweed

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