Botany Blog Plants of the Northeastern U.S.

July 22, 2011

Cardinal Flower

Filed under: North American Native Plants — admin @ 22:15

Cardinal flowers are now blooming along the Tioughnioga River. I normally find this plant growing among other plants and as a result the inflorescence  tends to bend toward the light. Today I got lucky and found a large colony growing by itself and they had racemes that were straight upright.

Cardinal Flower raceme

Cardinal Flower closeup

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