Jun. 29, 2022

Not wild yet

This larkspur (Consolida ajacis) and others flowers are currently decorating a roadside along US-12 in the Irish Hills. They were obviously planted, and I would be surprised in the seed packet didn't include some mention of wildflowers. Almost all of them originated on another continent, but they all are to some degree becoming part of our flora. This particular patch doesn't yet show any signs of spreading. So now I'm going to whine. Why can't they just put natives in those envelopes? We have our own wildflowers! And why would anyone stop and take pictures?