I had fun creating this haiga and researching this flower. This flower is a storksbill (Erodium cicutarium). According to Justine at Audubon Guides, it is an introduced plant of waste places and sandy fields. Thanks, Justine for identifying the plant for me. If you are not familiar with Audubon Guides you should check out their app or Facebook page.
The hills, in some places around Blue Marsh Lake, in Berks County, PA are filled with the flowers of storksbill. It is beautiful – a speckling of purple and lavender in a field of green – with yellow buttercups, clover, and other weedlike ground covering – a lovely sight.
I hope you get a chance to take delight in some of the wildflowers in your area…look beyond the garden and see…there is much to see.
- Audubon Guides Go Mobile, Put Nature at Users’ Fingertips (prweb.com)
- FREE Today Only – Audubon Birds: A Field Guide to North American Birds (whatsonmypc.wordpress.com)