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Reference this photo to discover the hidden identity of the Wildflower plant.
SUBJECT: A flower Patch.
LESSON: Discovery of a Dwarf flower patch plant commonly grown in Philadelphia Parks and yards.
Who am I? Technically I am a perennial in “frost free zones”.
I thrive to put on my best display in fertile, well-watered and well-drained soil.
My BLOOM TIME is in the Summer.
My average plant height is 8 to 10 inches.
My light requirements are sun and part shade.
I close my Flower head at night to protect my pollen and other reproductive parts from various unwanted pests i.e., “night robbers” who would steal my nectar.
I attract Beetles, Grasshoppers and European Earwigs.
Although I am a common wildflower and plant in much of North America, I am native to Europe.
According to an old Celtic legend, whenever an infant dies, God sprinkles me over the earth to cheer the parents up.
People drink me- a wildflower tea for coughs, bronchitis, disorders of the liver and kidneys, and swelling (inflammation). They also use me as a drying agent (astringent) and as a “blood purifier.” Some people use me for preventing problems during childbirth, pain and soreness, and minor bleeding.
Who am I?
UNSCRAMBLE THE LETTERS BELOW TO IDENTIFY THE NAME OF THE WILDFLOWER & PLANT, then write the full name on the lines provided.
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Plant/Flower GLOSSARY- Vocabulary List
Lesson Plan 1, Philly Native plant