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Cabbage White Flying In
I like that you can see the rolled up proboscis on the upper butterfly.
Tags: flower, insect
Species: Pieris rapae (Cabbage White)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2022 to 2005 > August 2014 > Cabbage White Flying In

Cabbage White Feeding On Flower
I'm still learning to take photos of butterflies - I always figured these white things were moths but I was wrong. These two were very active (chasing each other it seemed) and were very particular about which flowers they fed on.
Tags: flower, insect
Species: Pieris rapae (Cabbage White)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2022 to 2005 > August 2014 > Cabbage White Feeding On Flower

Iris In A Bright Spot
This is another introduced species - it's all over the lower mainland.
Species: Iris pseudacorus (paleyellow iris, yellow flag)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2022 to 2005 > June 2014 > Iris In A Bright Spot

Iris In Front Of Blue Lake
Bright yellow is hard to expose correctly. Getting the water semi-transparent behind was a bonus.
Species: Iris pseudacorus (paleyellow iris, yellow flag)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2022 to 2005 > May 2012 > Iris In Front Of Blue Lake

Irises By Beaver Lake
More of what you are seeing here is invasive. The Yellow Iris's (Yellow Flag Iris) block out cattails that should be growing here. Most of the lilies you see are fragrant water lily - again invasive. The native lilies are yellow.
Species: Iris pseudacorus (paleyellow iris, yellow flag), Nymphaea odorata (Fragrant Water Lily)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2022 to 2005 > June 2006 > Irises By Beaver Lake

Common Toadflax
A European species invasive in North America - Thanks Michael F (from UBC Botanical Garden.
Tags: flower
Species: Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs, common toadflax)

John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2022 to 2005 > May 2007 > Common Toadflax

Scotch Broom
Scotch Broom - Cytisus scoparius, is a sad story for BC. It's an invasive shrub that was introduced to Vancouver Island in 1850. Now it's found all over the island, and on the mainland, generally where soil has been disturbed. It can push out endemic plants.
Tags: flower
Species: Cytisus scoparius (Scotch broom)

John Harvey Photo > Pender Island for the May Long Weekend > Scotch Broom

Ivy Leaved Cyclamen
This is an interesting plant. It's an invasive here - it likes to live in the same space as Garry Oak trees which are most threatened (and smallest) ecosystem in BC. This plant is a large tuber that flowers in the fall - you can buy it at Gardenworks. The small varigrated leaf on the ground in front of the left most flower is a plant leaf (the flowers come up first). The leaf in the background is a from a Rhododendron.
John Harvey Photo > Blogs for 2022 to 2005 > September 2013 > Ivy Leaved Cyclamen