The same dictionary defines a butterfly (as a noun) as “any of numerous slender-bodied diurnal lepidopteran insects including one superfamily (Papilionoidea) with broad often brightly colored wings and usually another superfamily comprising the skippers.” (Wow, that was a mouthful!)
No, we cannot scientifically claim that a butterfly is a flying flower. However, it is a name that delightfully describes these creatures. Every day I enjoy “flying flowers” thanks to the butterfly friendly host and nectar plants in our backyard.
I will be posting a series of butterfly photos that I have captured. The one in this shot is a Monarch.
If you were a flying flower which one would you be? What colors would you present to the world? What blossom would provide your choice of nectar?