Plants in the Asteraceae including California Pearly Everlasting Gnaphalium sp. and Pearly Everlasting, Anaphalis margaritacea. They both have white flowers that keep their color and shape when dried, in a similar fashion as stock.
The American Painted Lady butterfly likes moist open areas such as meadows, fields and open riparian areas as well as coastal areas with low plant material. A native perennial garden is a common patrol ground.
Also, like many species in this butterfly family the front legs are much reduced. These butterflies get around on their back legs, making them look like a very odd four legged insect.