Jun. 6, 2019

queen-of-the-prairie, Filipendula rubra

Queen of all she surveys. These remarkable beauties get up to eight feet tall, with large, very showy flower heads. This species prefers fens, which are a habitat that is relatively few and far between. Because of that sightings are rarer than the imposing stature of this plant might lead us to expect. Queen-of-the-prairie grows in CT, IA(T), IL(E), IN, MA, MD(E), ME, MI(T), MN, MO, MS, NC(E), NH, NJ(E), NY, OH, PA, VA, VT, WI, WV, NB, NF, NS, ON, and QC. Adams Co IN, 7/1/16.