From the beginning of the spring to the end of the warm season, wildflowers provide nature with a brilliant display of color. As plants, wildflowers are also food for insects and other wildlife such as rabbits and white-tailed deer. Nectar produced by the flower is food for bees, butterflies, and ruby-throated hummingbirds. Commonly found wildflowers include the fire pink, blue phlox, potato dandelion, spring beauty, cardinal flower, and black-eyed Susan.
Did You Know?
Explorer John Wesley Powell, who first journeyed the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, did so with only one arm. He lost his right arm at Shiloh while commanding a battery of Illinois artillery pieces.