Wednesday, September 21, 2022

9/21/22

 It's Wildflower Wednesday here on the Blog!  Today's wildflower is one that has been blooming around the area for the last few weeks.  This is Dotted Gayfeather.  It usually blooms in August and September.  Native Americans utilized the roots to make a tea that could help with stomach aches.  The taproot of the plant can grow to 15 feet deep making it very drought tolerant.

Remember there are the Wildflowers by Colors pages here on the Blog to help you ID what you are seeing.  They can be found across the top of the Home Page.



2 comments:

  1. 15 feet - wow! Don't think we have those around here

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    1. Yes, that is impressive. Some of the native grasses like Big Blue Stem have very deep roots like that as well.

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