Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Buckeyes in Lion Country

No, not the Ohio State folks, the common butterfly, Junonia coenia, otherwise known as the Buckeye Butterfly.  MG Mary Crooks sends these pictures taken from the Penn State Extension Pollinator Garden showcasing several specimens.

Sedum 'Autumn Joy' is a terrific plant for the pollinator friendly garden.  The specimens in our Demonstration Gardens consistently have a large, diverse number of insects sipping their nectar.

UPDATE: 9/14/11 Mary informs me that the pictures were taken in her gardens, not at the Extension Office.  Sorry about that.  There are several plantings of Sedum 'Autumn Joy' in the Pollinator, Perennial, and Wildlife Area Demonstration Gardens.


  1. The buckeyes and other pollinators are going crazy over my sedum now, such fun to watch! The bluebeard is all a buzz as well. I'm in Lancaster County.

  2. Thanks for commenting, Jennifer. Yes - watching all the buzzing around the sedum is a joy to behold. Cheers!