Hi everyone! Today’s wildflower is the “white meadowsweet”. Well, technically it’s not a wildflower, but a wild flowering shrub, but that’s a mere technicality. For our purposes we’ll call it a wildflower. Whatever it’s called, it’s a real beauty. Because of the flowers long stamens it actually looks quite fuzzy, and feels like it too! It is a native wildflower with woody stems and is a member of the rose family. It prefers sunny spots but will grow in partial shade as well. It likes wet meadows, bogs and along the shores of lakes, rivers and streams. It will bloom from June to September, but in our area it only blooms in July and August. They will grow from 2 to 6 feet (60 to 180cm) tall, but around here it seldom grows taller than 4 feet. Here in Canada it can be found from Alberta to Quebec and in the US it can be found, hmm, let’s see, from ND to TN, across to the east coast and up north to Vermont and Maryland. Sorry, it’s hard to see in here with all the smoke from those forest fires, very bad indeed. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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