I haven’t seen as many monarchs this year but the Zinnias are doing just fine. They were a favorite of my grandfather’s and I understand why. They are easy to grow and come in bright colors and they attract butterflies.
Sunflowers look lovely in the sun.
From the rose garden in Duluth Minnesota.
I guess it looks more purple than blue which means it is probably Hoary Vervain but that sounds more like a disease than a plant. This seems like an appropriate picture for the last day of August.
Nothing attracts butterflies like the Northern Plains Blazing Star plant. The flowers in the background are rag weed.