During an early evening stroll down to Kirsktall Abbey walled garden I spotted this Small White (Pieris rapae) land on a. Phlomis (fruticosa?) Jerusalem Sage. I think its a slightly worn male The downy grey leaves provide perfect camouflage for the butterfly at rest. Had I not seen it on the wing I doubt I would have spotted it.
The flowerheads are in place but the majority of the deep yellow flowers, arranged in whorls, are just starting to emerge.
I returned twenty minutes later to find it had barely moved.