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Cardinal Wildflower

Cardinal Wildflower - A fun fact about the wildflower was that it was named after the bright red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals. Flowers are primarily pollinated by hummingbirds. Other insects find it difficult to navigate the long tubular flowers. The wildflower is becoming scarcer due to overpicking in some areas.

Cardinal Wildflower

The cardinal wildflower is a native Wisconsin perennial. It consists of many bright red tubular flowers. The tubular flowers are arranged in an elongated cluster.  The plant’s stalk height reaches 2-4 feet during the months of July, August and September. It is found in shaded areas along creeks, streams and swamps.

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