Good morning! Our wildflower for today is the “Robin’s Plantain”, also called “Robin-plantain”. These flowers are 1 to 1.5 inches (2.5 to 3.75cm) across and grow from 8 to 24 inches (20 to 60cm) tall. The flower petals can number up to 100 and are very narrow and come in colors of light violet, pink or white. Around here they are always light violet. They bloom from April to June, again in our area I have only seen them bloom in June. Earlier blooming is likely in more southern areas. They usually produce 4 or 5 flowers per stalk. The stems and leaves are quite hairy. The plants prefer partly shady to sunny locations and are found in open woods, fields, stream banks and ditches. Here in Canada it’s found in Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec. In the US from Minnesota to Texas and eastward. We’ll be back next week with more wildflowers, have a great weekend and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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