Cowpen Daisy, Verbesina encelioides

By frostweed
March 18, 2016

This lovely flower deserves a place of honor in every butterfly garden.

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Mar 19, 2016 8:29 AM CST
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Name: Christine
Wolfville, Nova Scotia (Zone 5a)
Here is a quote from an article I read on Houzz. "In my opinion, the aster family is the single most important family of plants for insects, not only for the one-two punch of pollen and nectar but also because the central “disk” of each flower is actually many flowers."
Combine this with the length of bloom, they are power houses indeed! The article was about bees, but some of you might enjoy it.
Here is the link to the article.
Mar 19, 2016 2:53 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
Hi Everybody!! Let us talk native.
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Thank you Christine, that was a very nice article, I am glad you liked mine too. Smiling Smiling
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