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A plant with purple-blue flowers on spikes and long narrow leaves planted in mulch.

As summer approaches, let’s take a look at two of the bright flowers planted at the Field Station as habitat enhancements: blue vervain (Verbena hastata) and cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis). Both attract pollinators with their vibrant tube-shaped flowers. They are both commonly found in wet areas or along waterways, and though the parent plants are short-lived perennials, they readily self-seed...

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