Saturday, May 11, 2013
I Can't Wait to See This!
I've consulted several botanically inclined friends about the absence of this common plant from the field guides and it remains a mystery. Maybe it's been officially pronounced ugly.
Anyway, while the buds are beautiful in their own right (click on the photo for a close-up), I look forward to full blooming as much for the insect and spider guests as for the flowers themselves. Last summer I photographed over two dozen species of visitors, my favorites being the Goldenrod Crab Spider and the Thread-waisted Digger Wasp.