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?
Shiloh National Cemetery was established in 1866. In that year, the War Department removed the Federal bodies from the battlefield and placed them in the cemetery. Today, around 4,000 military veterans lay in the quiet and secluded location on the banks of the Tennessee River.