Purple Coneflower in Winter

Purple coneflowers are great butterfly flowers.  They stand tall and provide a good landing spot for even the largest of butterflies.  The light purple petals provide a contrast with the red spikes.  The red admiral shown a few days previously was on purple coneflower.

The stalk of the flower remains tall in the winter, and takes on a more subtle but still spectacular look.  It also provides food for small animals.

Advertisement

About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
This entry was posted in plants and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s