Golden Thryallis/Galphimia glauca is a tropical shrub that blooms almost throughout the year. The blooms are a bright yellow and small. But they attract a lot of pollinators. I often see the blue-banded bees buzzing around these blooms.
This multi-branched shrub grows to a height of about 6′ and is good for mass plantings and low hedges. But mine is growing in a pot and I keep the shrub pruned, never letting it grow beyond 2′. It’s one of those plants that do not need much care except for the occasional manure and of course, the watering.
The butterfly on the flower buds in the last photo is the Psyche butterfly/Leptosia nina. It’s a tiny butterfly commonly seen in gardens here and its flight is weak and close to the ground. But it’s always such a pleasure to photograph any winged creature on a bloom.