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ML Strahlendorff

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.

Plant It And They Will Come

Male American Goldfinch, breeding plumage, harvesting Tithonia rotundifolia "Torch" seeds, July 23, 2017

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