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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Dining On The Sedum

The Autumn Joy Sedum is making flowers.


I don't really consider them blooming until they turn pink.

The gray hairstreak butterflies seem to think they are ready for dining.  There is a cloud of these little guys and gals on the sedum.


While looking up information about gray hairstreak butterflies, I discovered the caterpillars eat cotton, soy beans and green beans.  Well, that identifies the little green caterpillars I'm finding nibbling on my beautiful green bean plants.  I learned something new.  The caterpillars are not decimating the green beans.  I can share a little bit.

11 comments:

  1. The silvery gray of the hairstreak is really interesting. It is such a quiet, refined look for a butterfly! I wonder if we have them here.

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  2. I've never seen these gray butterflies. They are very pretty sitting on the sedum!

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  3. I've not seen them before either but I they look pretty from what I can see.

    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  4. Mine is close to turning pink too!

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  5. Oh now I am going to have to plant green beans...want those butterflies
    Love sedum....so reliable
    and i love the pink too
    soon soon

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  6. Mine is already starting to turn brown, I usually leave it in the winter for interest!

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  7. That is a pretty butterfly. I have not seen them here, I doubt they are in our area. My sedum is just starting to flower. It always is a bit late for most butterflies, yet we still have some yet.

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  8. Mine are starting to bloom, too. I just found out that a butterfly like this that I posted on Facebook is a gray hairstreak. I thought it was an eastern blue, but when I checked the person who said that's what it was was correct. If I had come here first, I would have thought you had the name wrong until I checked in my book. LOL Are you on FB?

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  9. We have had an early fall here and sedum are on there way to brown, leaves already falling too!

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  10. I notice that my sedum is getting ready too. .I am looking forward to the burst of fall color that will be happening soon. .I am also looking forward to the weather changing back from the triple digits to the 80's!!! Bet you are too!

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  11. The monarch butterflies love my sedum but they don't hit them until they are in wider blooms.

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