Flower Power

Quetico 37_miniThere’s an abundance of wildflowers in Quetico. One of the wildflowers I spotted – and sketched – is Pearly Everlasting.

Pearly Everlasting gets its name from two sources. Everlasting refers to the fact that the flowers are easily preserved when cut, hung upside down, and left to dry. Pearly is derived from the plant’s species name, margaritacea, which means ‘pearl-like’.

Caterpillars use Pearly Everlasting as a host plant, and Butterflies use it as a source of nectar. What a great plant for our Parks!

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