Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)
Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) holds immense importance in ecological and aesthetic realms. This vibrant wildflower is a vital nectar source for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Its hardy nature and ability to thrive in various soil conditions make it a valuable plant for erosion control and habitat restoration efforts. Photography: Krystal ZunigaDate: July 18th, 2023Blog for Nature […]
The “purple flower” of the Purple coneflower is not a flower at all!
The colorful part we see on the purple coneflower is actually a bunch of modified leaves called “ray florets” or petals. They form a beautiful circle around the actual flowers at the center, known as “disc florets.” The “disc florets” are small tubular structures found in the middle. They produce nectar, enticing pollinators like bees […]
Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus)
As a member of the aster family, the Philadelphia Fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus) is a wildflower that provides an essential source of nectar and pollen for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Its flowers are like nature’s pit stops, offering a much-needed fueling station for these essential creatures. Ecology: Ecologically, this plant plays a crucial role in […]