Red may be the color of Christmas ~ ~ but the Christmas Senna is all decked out in yellow.
Every year I eagerly anticipate seeing this LARGE shrub covered in these sunny yellow flowers.
I'm apparently not the only one who loves this plant and its pretty flowers. For weeks bees have been hovering all around it,
as well as wasps...
The creatures I planted this bush for ~ ~ the Cloudless Sulphur butterflies ~ ~ are showing up in abundance, too.
Turning a bright yellow as they munch away on the flowerbuds.
Who thought they would love the taste of the flowers! ??????
See what I mean.
They definitely reduce the amount of flowers, but that's okay since I planted the bush for them, and
I'll reap the rewards by having an abundance of these beautiful yellow butterflies in my garden.
We found a number of these caterpillars spinning their crysalis on a nearby Sabal palm. How in the world do they travel 10 feet down the yard and then another 5 feet up the palm tree? Another one of nature's mysteries.