Swallowtail butterfly in Trinity county, California
I love both this flower, and the butterfly. The butterflies, Swallowtails you see all around Trinity and Shasta counties, and all of California.
The flower on the other hand, I have only seen in Trinity county along the Trinity river. My mother called it a Chinese Lilac but I am not sure that is what it is. We didn’t plant it, and it just came up along the river. The insects and butterflies do love it.
Please if you know the actual name of the flower let me know. It is also very fragrant.
These are all weeds and flowers that are wild in Trinity county, and some are native, some are not. Chicory is a native or Trinity county, the light blue flower on the left. And below also is a picture of Chicory blooming.
Pictured below is wild sweet pea flowers, which are the pink flowers. Also the tall yellow flower stalk is Verbascum thapsusgreat mullein or common mullein. It is all over the place in Trinity county. This is a very large one and probably very old.