Wednesday, June 30, 2010

What's Blooming in the Horton Park Native Plant Gardens?

Early summer is a beautiful time in oak savannas and prairies. The oak savanna garden in Horton Park has many plants blooming right now. Purples and oranges are especially vivid. For purples, leadplant (pictured under the pollinators blog entry)and harebells are in full bloom and attracting insect pollinators. Butterfly milkweed is its gorgeous orange self, preening to attract monarch butterflies. Other blooming plants are

Grab a wildflower book and visit the park to identify and enjoy these beauties!

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