Mexican Sunflower, Tithonia rotundifolia, provides nectar for Sulphurs and Black Swallowtails. It germinates in 12 days and grows over a metre high, with 9 cm orange flowers. It is a spectacular background plant. Sunflowers are used to make yellow and brown dyes.
Black Swallowtail | Cabbage White | Monarch
Mourning Cloak | Red Admiral | Silver Skipper | Silvery Blue
Skipper | Sulphur | Tawny Crescent | Tiger Swallowtail | Vanessa | White Admiral
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