Friends of Kootenay Blog

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Drummond’s Rockcress now blooming on the grassy hillsides around Radium Hot Springs - Larry Halverson

Stella’s Orangetips depend on mustards for their specific host plant - by Larry Halverson


Drummond’s Rockcress one of the local mustards that provide nectar for many species of butterflies. The emergence of the Stella’s Orangetip Butterfly coincides every year exactly with the early spring flowering time of this rockcress. So when you see either one you know the other is near by.