Can Flowers Really Fly?

The dictionary defines a flower (as a noun) as “the usually showy plant part that produces seeds.”

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?


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