Blazing Star (Liatris) buds are starting to open in Barbara’s garden, much to the satisfaction of this Monarch Butterfly and other pollinators.

 Image info: Nikon D-180; Nikkor 200-400mm, f/4 zoom lens at 400mm; f/20 1/80 sec.; ISO 250.

Image info: Nikon D-180; Nikkor 200-400mm, f/4 zoom lens at 400mm; f/20 1/80 sec.; ISO 250.

Also called Gayfeather or Cattail Gayfeather, this plant grows wild, often on the borders of conifer woods, provides an alluring set of blue-purple exclamation marks in the garden. (Brooklin, Maine)

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