Field of Flowers


I'm not exactly sure what kind of flowers these are, but I believe they are some kind of coneflower. If anyone has an idea, let me know. They were certainly pretty. And they seemed to attract lots of birds and butterflies. Maybe I need some for my yard!

7 comments:

brian said...

those are really pretty! i thought some kind of sunflower at first, but i just guess at names =)

Steve Buser said...

I don't know but they are real appealing. By the way, if you're back down in New Orleans, give me a shout.

Jim said...

They are different looking. I could use a couple of those in my yard.

Chris said...

Very pretty! I'm not sure if they're coneflowers or not, but they resemble them, don't they?

BTW. . .The poppies are very close to the construction. I'm hoping they don't ruin them, but I'm not optimistic.

Silver Solo said...

Mexican Hat
Ratibida columnaris

a wildflower resembling a Mexican sombrero. They are also called coneflowers or thimbleflowers. They are yellow-orange to deep reddish-orange. Sometimes the flowers are yellow while others only have yellow tips. A tall, finger-like stem grows above the petals. It is gray-green and turns brown as the flower ages. Mexican hats can be used for making dye. Mexican hats grow 1 to 3 feet high.

Being a close relative of the purple coneflower (Echinacea), a well-known medicinal plant. Mexican Hat has also been used for its medicinal properties. The Indians boiled leaves and flowers to make a tea to use externally on snakebites and to reduce symptoms caused by poison ivy. (not to be taken internally)

Halcyon said...

Thanks for the info Silver Solo! I had a feeling it was some kind of coneflower, but just wasn't sure about the name. :)

Rambling Round said...

I think you are right...very attractive, and we don't have them here.