Sunday, June 12, 2011

Pinnacle wet prairie (adjacent to World Peace Wetland Prairie) a natural show place for diverse native flora and fauna, an important natural rain garden in the watershed of the Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River as well as a major corridor in Fayetteville's green-infrastructure and urban-wildlife network

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For more Pinnacle wet prairie wildflower photos from Sunday, June 12, 2011, please see
Flickr link.

Monarda fistulosa, also known as bee balm, aka wild bergamot, is a weed to some farmers and ranchers but a treasured garden flower to many and historically considered a healing herb by others. Bergamot is the host plant for the caterpillars of the Hermit sphinx moth and Gray marvel moth and important nectar and pollen source for various bees and butterflies.

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