This week, I played a little game with myself (typical) and tried to think of prairie wildflowers with the names of birds in them. Why? I don’t know – these things just happen.
I came up with three wildflowers that fit the bill, but only had photos of two. Cardinal flower and larkspur came immediately to mind and I have lots of photos of those species. Then I thought of crane’s-bill (Geranium sp), which I don’t think I have ever photographed. Surely there are more, right? I guess we could consider bird’s-foot violet and bird’s foot trefoil, but those feel like cheating since they don’t include the names of bird species. What am I forgetting?
Regardless, here are some photos of cardinal flower and larkspur for your enjoyment.