Jun. 19, 2022

Lynx Prairie

The artfully arranged leaves and flowers of whorled loosestrife can occasionally be seen along the trails at Lynx. Spittlebugs were not typically included but any gardener knows they will occasionally show up. The spittle masses are excreted by nymphs as the suck on the plants. The spittle is protective, even against insecticides. A moderately strong spray of water may be the best control.