Wild Bergamot, bracts . . . (Monarda fistulosa) A member of the Mint family (Lamiaceae).
I can't say which is more beautiful -- the distinctive light green bracts protecting the flowers just before
opening, or the lavender flowers themselves after they appear in a week or so.
Native to the prairies of North America.
NEW: To view / purchase different sized prints of this image at the
PhotoWeek Store click here. [http://www.shutterfly.com/pro/cliffcards/photoweek]
| back to Picture/Poems: Central Display | go to P/P Photoweek: Archive |
| Map | TOC: I-IV | TOC: V-VIII | Image Index | Index | Text Only | Download Page | Newsletter | About P/P | About Cliff Crego |
Photograph by Cliff Crego © 2005 picture-poems.com