Jul 31 2010
If you weren’t able to join the Wissahickon Nature Club on their walk at Jennings Prairie last Tuesday, here’s one flower you missed.
Dense Blazing Star (Liatris spicata) is a tall spike of fuzzy-looking purple blossoms so pretty that it’s become a popular garden flower. Unlike most plants this one starts blooming at the top first, then works its way down, attracting butterflies as it goes.
(photo by Dianne Machesney, taken during the Wissahickon Nature Walk on July 27)