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.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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