|Mid-July and this area is now dominated by American germander, Teucrium canadense, in bloom|
My work is not over. This area still has a lot of stiltgrass and wineberry, as well as garlic mustard, Alliaia petiolata, which gets pulled in spring, but it is encouraging to see that, given a little help the native flora can come back.
|Here's a honey bee about to land on some American germander. The flowers are unusual |
in that the stamen project straight out above the lower lip, which serves as the landing pad.