THE DAILY IMAGE - RobinRobinsonMaine

Yellow Canadian Swallowtail butterfly feeding on nectar of Valerian, Valerian officinalis. This naturalized wildflower is not native to Maine. In some places it is regarded as invasive as it self seeds readily. It has a musky fragrance which many people find objectionable. I like it.

2011AllhealJuneMainePhippsburgSagadahoc CountyValerianValeriana officinalishabitatnaturesummerwhitewildflower201106284219