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 Military Park contains within its boundaries an almost pristine set of Indian Mounds. Although not significant in terms of the battle, the mounds complex (a National Historic Landmark in and of itself) contains a fascinating and important history in its own right.