Photos by Ben Cox

 

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Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

 

Prairie Agalinis (Agalinis heterophylla) and a bee

 

 

Great Purple Hairstreak

Purple Horsemint, Lemon Beebalm (Monarda citriodora)


Purple Cone-Flower, Blacksamson (Echinacea angustifolia var. angustifolia)

 

Basket-Flower (Centaurea americana)

 

Purple Prairie Clover, Showy Prairie-Clover (Dalea compacta var. pubescens)
 

Snake Herb (Dyschoriste linearis)

Firewheel, Indian Blanket( Gaillardia pulchella )

 

Prairie Rose, Climbing Rose(Rosa setigera var. tomentosa)
 

Trout Lily (Erythronium mesochoreum)

 

Two-Flower Milkvine  (Matelea bilfora)

 

Leavenworth's Eryngo (Erygium leavenworthii)


Wild Hyacinth (Camassia scilloides

Redroot (Ceanothus americanus)

 

Prairie Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis)

Buffalo Plum (Astragalus crassicarpus)

This is a Crab Spider with prey-I think it is a Hover Fly. Notice how well
the spider matches the flower he is on.


Eastern Leaf-footed Bug (Leptoglossus phyllopus)


Unidentified Skipper

 

Rain droplets on spider web