Verbena bonariensis with hummingbird hawkmoth

A top butterfly flower. This is one of the best butterfly plants, especially for smaller gardens that don't have room for a Buddleja. It has the advantage over Buddlejas in that it flowers from July till the first frosts and that the flowers are at head height. The photo shows a hummingbird hawkmoth visiting the flowers.The species name 'Bonariensis' is the Latin name for Buenos Aires in Argentina.

Name: Verbena bonariensis

Latin: Verbena bonariensis

Family: Vervain family

Origin: South America