this evening's walk was delightful,,, spotted my first purple coneflower of the season!!
it was so exciting!!! oklahoma has 6 species of echinacea.
this one is the 'pale coneflower.'
this is one of my favorites! lemon monarda or lemon balm -
it belongs to the mint family. i'm drying some of the leaves for tea.
lemon monarda is abundant in the fields around here
so i will be harvesting quite a bit for tea.
i ordered this book recently! many of the plants listed are growing on
or around prairie hill. i'm going to be certain of identifying though,
before i start eating and drinking these flowers and plants. :)
"And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat." Gen. 1:29