Good morning to everyone! For my overseas readers, I hope your day is going well, and for those over here I hope your day will go well! Here we are with another wildflower species, the “Bicknell’s Cranesbill”. It’s a bit name for a little flower. This is a hard wildflower to photograph because it is small, only 1/4 to 1/3 inch (6-8mm) across. But it is a favorite of mine because of it’s color and beauty. It is one of those often overlooked flowers because of it’s tiny size. It is found all across Canada and the northern US and even in a few southern states as well. It loves sunshine and heat, my kind of flower. Have I ever mentioned that I also like sunshine and heat? This plant is one of the first to thrive after a forest fire and will do so for several years until it is shaded out by trees and larger plants. It’s seeds can lay dormant for many years in the soil and will only open after a fire or after the area has been logged so the sun can get through to the seeds. But in more open areas it will continue to bloom year after year. It is in the geranium family. We will be back soon with our morning post “Thursday’s Thoughts”. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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