Aug. 26, 2022

diamondflowers, Stenaria nigricans

Diamondflowers, little jewels indeed. Then you get down close and see that these jewels are covered with fuzz. And somehow that just adds to the attraction. Diamondflowers may be found in AL, AR, CO, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, SC, TN, TX, and VA. Although you are invited to be suspicious of Michigan. The only known specimen is from 1889, and is pretty far out of range. Adams CO OH, 8/4/21. Madder family, Rubiaceae.