Rare wildflower being visited by a lovely butterfly.

Peter Baye found this native wildflower on a stretch of beach near Alder Creek. A Painted Lady butterfly was nectaring on it. It's Pink Sand Verbena, and it is rare. Yes, it is growing in the sand.

North Coast Pink Sand-Verbena with a Painted Lady by Peter Baye

Here is a close-up of the flower. It's lovely, isn't it?


Thanks to Peter for allowing me to share his photos with you here.