|A field of wildflower|
Interspersed among the earth smoke is pink sorrel, cow thistle, some Spanish needle and a scattering of sunflowers that are just beginning to sprout above the other flowers.
|Spanish needle (Alba biden) attracts many butterflies including this zebra longwing|
Of all those plants, the sunflowers are the only ones I planted. Nature took care of the rest.
Although earth smoke has been growing throughout our property for years, I only recently discovered its name thanks to Malory Foster who responded to a post by Joanne Zimmerly Wilson on our Facebook page Florida Flora.
Joanne posted a picture of the plant with its delicate purplish-pink flowers and asked if anyone knew what it was. Malory quickly replied with an ID. By doing so, she answered one of my longtime 'what-plant-is-it?' mysteries.
The following are few links with more information about Earth Smoke:
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