Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cardinal Flower

This is the flower I took on our Trout fishing trip at the Little Red River in Arkansas.
The cardinal flower favors wet, wild places to grow. It is the brightest of red-flowered wild- flowers.

Native perennial growing 3-4 feet tall producing blooms in late summer and fall.
Introduced to Europe by English plant collector John Tradescant 1626. The plant is named for
the scarlet vestments worn by high-ranking officials of the Catholic Church.

5 comments:

Mildred said...

Such a beautiful red Patsy! I bet it is a hummingbird's favorite.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

They have such pretty red blooms and the hummers will love you for them.
The tree in your header is so pretty.

Darla said...

What a great plant Patsy!

Annie said...

What a beautiful flower.

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Patsy,
This is one beautiful plant and would love to have it growing in some of our wetlands.
I loved your post on the encyclopedia that Frank gave you, I bet you have enjoyed reading it.
Have a most blessed Sunday.
Sue