Hearts in Nature


Many people collect images of hearts in nature. I found this prairie coneflower as I was looking for prairie falcons this morning. (Focus on What’s at Hand)R columnifera heart-2

 

This is what prairie coneflower normally looks like.

Ratidiba columnifera-3

Prairie coneflower is in the sunflower family. You can see it if you mentally flatten the cone down a bit. Each of the brown stubs on the cone is a separate flower, as it true of all sunflowers.

Still not seeing prairie falcons. There is the possibility that they didn’t nest here this year.

About Amy Law

Amy Law is a science geek. She feels about science the way some people feel about music, or art, or sports – a total and complete emotional connection. She thinks in science. For Amy, there’s nothing better than helping people see the beauty of science as she does. She loves to untangle a complicated subject into its parts, explaining it so that anybody can understand what’s happening. Let her show you her world...
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1 Response to Hearts in Nature

  1. Love the heart shaped one! I miss seeing these coneflowers in my current garden. And especially the Mexican Hat versions. Need to remember to sow some seeds this autumn.

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