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 coloradogeography

Amy Law is a second-generation Coloradoan with a passion for her native state. This translated into a Master’s degree in Natural Resources from Colorado State University, and continues as a lifelong fascination with how people and nature interact. From family vacations in the station wagon to travel for work, she's covered the state, and everywhere she goes, she finds new things to see and ideas to explore.
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One 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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