Common Fiddleneck - Amsinckia intermedia is a common spring plant attractive to many butterflies as a nectar source, and Painted Ladies will use it as a host plant.
Closer look at the flowers of Amsinckia intermedia.
A larval nest of Painted Ladies on Fiddleneck at the Ord Mounntains near Hesperia.
A sure sign of spring: a Sara Orangetip
nectaring at Common Fiddleneck, Amsinckia intermedia
, at Malibu Creek State Park in 2006.