Hiking Crevice Rock
The first part of this hike is a moderate 1.4-mile trail that offers beautiful views of the stone cliffs and excellent views of Sugar Creek in Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana.
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.
1.) The wildflower was that it was named after the bright red robes worn by Roman Catholic cardinals.
2.) Flowers are primarily pollinated by hummingbirds. Other insects find it difficult to navigate the long tubular flowers.
3.) The wildflower is becoming scarcer due to overpicking in some areas.
We were going to meet up with a friend of ours in Door County. We were about two hours ahead of him because he was held up at work. My husband decided we should stop off at Robert La Salle County Park Door County and I could search for July Wisconsin Wildflowers along the shoreline.
Today we are leaving Hill City, South Dakota and starting to snake our way toward Green Bay, Wisconsin. Last night’s homework was to write down places to stop on the way home. Number one on each list – Badlands revisit before leaving South Dakota.
You know that feeling you have when you miss something? I have had that feeling since we left The Badlands National Park. Like there was something I missed. Something that begged for my full attention but I ignored it. Today, I shall find out what that might have been. If anything.
Red Columbine Wildflower
Not exactly sure what draws me to the red columbine wildflower. Is it the curvy lines? The color? Perhaps, because I see them selectively?
• Red Columbine
• Canadian or Canada Columbine
• Wild Columbine
Ranunculaceae – Buttercup family
What Is It & Where Can You Find It In Wisconsin?
• A native perennial flower that grows up to two feet high.
• Growing along river banks & woodland areas
• Likes partial shade and areas of filtered sun.
• Flower has showy red and yellow petals and it’s stamens curl upward as it ages.
• Likes dry conditions, & sandy, loamy soils
• Tiny, black seeds ripen at various times within the flowers life cycle.
• Collect seed by hand from August to October.
• Gently tap the old flowering head into a paper bag.
• Seeds can be dried in open paper bags for about two weeks.
• Store dry seed in sealed, plastic bags in refrigerator until you are ready to plant them.
• Seeds will stay viable with this method for 3 years.
Bloom Time In Wisconsin?
• April to June
What It Attracts:
Native American Use:
Once the plant went to seed, It has been said that the Native American men would crush the seeds and rub them onto their skin. It was supposed to help attract love.
It is the whole LOVE factor that has me interested. I understand the attraction to the flower.