Sunday, July 24, 2022

Pretty in Pink


This beautiful pink spire goes by the common names steeplebush or hardhack, and sometimes meadowsweet. It can get quite confusing, so resorting to its scientific name, Spiraea tomentosa gets rid of all mix ups.

This little hoverfly has found nectar nirvana. This plant is also host to the larval stage of the New England buck moth.

Such a beauty! I love the delicate way that the white turns to pink

It's not favored by deer for food because the astringent foliage is not particularly favorable. So, plant one and enjoy!

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