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.
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The Confederate army captured more than 2,200 Federal defenders of the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh. The prisoners spent six months in various Confederate prison camps before being exchanged for Confederate prisoners in the fall of 1862.