The point of this trip today: to confirm the presence of the Pardalis Blue ( P. icariodes pardalis ) on Ring Mountain. This is a female.
Looked like a close relative of Lizard tail.
The place was covered in them
Strange looking, prostrate lupine. Susie Bennett from the Parks Conservancy keyed it for me.
I thought it would be too late to see these...
First ones of the season...
Could nature really have come up with this?
Inside a Morning Glory...
Nectaring on Lily of the Nile - Agapanthus
Cultivar nectar source
Host for D. Plexippus. Will be interesting to see if any use it in the fall.
Nectar source for Western Tiger and various insects
Plants were about 3 inches in height.
Windy conditions at time of photo.
Maybe a Triteleia?