Blazing stars at summit of native wildflower bloom

| Les Harrison

Being on top is usually a good position. It is the place which denotes exceptional accomplishment and has the best view, especially of those below who are looking up in anticipation of reaching the pinnacle.

There is one genus of a native wildflower that begins its colorful display at the top, literally. The blazing stars activate its annual flowering at the top of its towering bloom spike and works its way down the green stalk.

 

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