Butterfly weed is one of the wildflowers that is currently in bloom. These bright orange flowers are a native member of the milkweed family, which makes them a host plant for the monarch caterpillar.
However butterfly weed is more then just a magnet for monarchs. Whether it is because of the bright orange color or high nectar production these plants seem to be a prime destination for numerous types of butterflies. I have photographed sulphurs, fritillary, hairstreaks, monarchs and more perched on butterfly weed enjoying a drink.