This perennial form of Sweet Pea is a passalong that brings nice memories. I cut it back heavily this year and it has been much tidier. The extra rains this year have kept the foliage looking healthy but the blossoms are not as pretty as usual. Still it was nice enough to attract an early Sunday morning visitor.
July 31, 2012 update: Thanks to P&B, the butterfly is identified as Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus).