Western Tiger Swallowtail on teasel
This morning near the Willamette River, here in Yamhill Co., the butterflies were putting on a show. I had never before noticed Western Tiger Swallowtails "nectaring" on Common Teasel blossoms, but today there were several. When a native species gets some benefit from an introduced plant, it somehow makes the introduction seem not so bad. The Teasel, I understand, was used in the textile industry for "teasing" wool during the manufacturing process. and was brought here from Europe.