Are you among the .001 people who know this wildflower? A real head turner, this one. It’s early, you’ve managed to get out, without doing morning chores. The black russian, Petra has been fed and walked (Success!) and traffic has been blesssedly light.
So you’ve parked the truck, gotten your gear ready, lens cleaned and you’re on Nichol Road trail. It’s just 8 A.M. and all you can complain about are those nuisance spider silks that dangle across the trail and gently envelope our face. Lens cover is off, so your Canon has to be held lens down or it’ll get silked, too.
This woodland plant thrives in moist, mostly shady habitat. Yes, the National Audubon Society‘s Field Guide to Wildflowers identifies it as bearing flowers. Ever seen one like that before?
Does it attract butterflies? I want to say no. No. Does it attract esthetes who hike by, seeking butterflies? I must say Yes! June to September, folks.
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