Wild violet blooming in January! (1/24/21) Spring is on its way, y’all!
from my sister’s prairie garden last summer
Wildflowers, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA
Waterfall, Goat Rocks Wilderness, WA
𝚏𝚒𝚎𝚕𝚍 𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚖𝚊𝚕𝚜 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚍𝚏𝚕𝚘𝚠𝚎𝚛𝚜 ♡
Small splotches of electric blue dot the prairie from a glance, Delphinium exaltatum, state threatened in Ohio; around them some Allium cernuum and Pycnanthemum virginianum mixed in with the Eryngium yuccifolium and the Monarda fistulosa.
Many species with white flowers attract more wasps then they do bees. These wasps are critical for ecosystem health and offering a predatory level to the food webs. Many bees and skippers seem to be more favorable of pink flowering species, while this is highly simplified information understanding this gives a person an idea of what insects and at what level of abundance they are present. Similarly with blue flowers many bees are attracted to them, Delphinium exaltatum is also know for attracting humming birds, hawkmoths, clearwings, and large butterflies and skippers.
Corn Lily and Friends