Monday, May 21

the white One

Penstemon albidus
Love penstemons, this one and the larger shell-leaf grow in the natural prairie grass in the yard. They are marked and carefully mowed around till they have set seed. I have little "islands" of prairie wildflowers all over the place, we never look properly trimmed up in the spring.

Click on the photo and you can see the "landing strip" that white penstemon provide for the pollinators, ultraviolet drawing them right in to the pollen. The flowers don't usually have fur, but the cottonwood tree just north of us let go a blizzard of cotton and it is making everything furry looking.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Oh I love this flower! You're so lucky to have it growing wild around you.