Blooming Red, WHITE, and Blue

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The flowers of Sedum album (white stonecrop), a native of Europe, western Asia, and north Africa, attract a Euptoieta claudia (variegated fritillary). Another attraction may be the foliage, as Sedums are also a larval host for this butterfly. (The pictured foliage belongs to another Sedum species planted in the rock gardens of Bon Air Memorial Rose Garden.) Photo © 2019 Mary Free.

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