Sunday, June 14, 2009

Philadelphia Fleebane

Today I ventured out to Purgatory Creek in Eden Prairie, MN. As I walked the path that weaves through the wetlands I took a lot of pictures of birds, insects and wildflowers. One of the wildflowers that I found along the shore was Philadelphia fleebane.
Philadelphia fleebane is a member of the aster family and is native to Minnesota. It can usually be found in moist soil in open fields or woods or along a shore line. An interesting thing about Philadelphia fleebane is that the flowers close up at night. It would have been cool to see but it is hard to photograph things at night. Besides night in the wetlands are when the vicious mosquitoes come out and suck your blood.

10 comments:

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful little wildflower, great photo.
SQ

Laerte Pupo said...

The wildflower are delicate.
Thanks for sharing.

Vicky said...

pretty wild flowers!

Vicki ~ FL said...

Lucky you in MN to have such a pretty wildflower....

Kerri said...

Beautiful!! Asters are one of my favorite wildflowers!! Simple yet elegrant!

Abe Lincoln said...

Very daisy like but more delicate. Nice shot.

Arija said...

Does it really keep fleas at bay? Nice shot.

NatureStop said...

The Philadelphia fleebane is indeed a beauty.
Fisrt visit to your blog and really liked it.Will be following:)

Syaa_Fiqq said...

Those are beautiful flowers. You captured them well. Thanks for sharing..

Leora said...

I like these. Thanks for the info about the wildflowers; delicate and happy colors of yellow and white.