Photos: Cup Plants in Wildwood Park
Nancy Kent shares these photos and writes:
“Cup Plants are now in full flower in Wildwood Park and are lighting up a meadow beside the creek with a burst of yellow. A photo cannot do justice to these eight-foot beauties – you need to see them for yourself!
The are visited often by a variety of insects including Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies, both the yellow form and the female black form.
BTW – Cup Plants (Silphium perfoliatum) have an interesting leaf structure. The leaves are opposite each other on the stem which comes up through them (perfoliates them) and forms a ‘cup’ that will even hold water.”
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