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Metuchen, NJ, United States
I planted these Tithonia roundifolia in my in my pollinator garden for the first time this year, hoping to provide a late-season nectar source for migrating Monarchs. Not only did they attract Monarchs until the first week of November in my central New Jersey yard, they were a great hit with other visitors, including American Goldfinches, which would rip out the petals before devouring the seeds.
Category 1: Birds with Food or at the Feeder
Male American Goldfinch, breeding plumage, harvesting Tithonia rotundifolia "Torch" seeds, July 23, 2017
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