Walk along a Saskatchewan grid road in June and July, and you may pass masses of blue and purple Alfalfa flowers.
Introduced as a forage crop, Alfalfa has become a common prairie wildflower — one that I saw attracting butterflies and dragonflies. The flowers range from about a quarter of an inch to half an inch long, and are typically legume-shaped.
Stop and look closely: the intricate details multiply, deeper and deeper into each cluster.
|Alfalfa flower cluster © SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Alfalfa (Medigo sativa)
Location: Near Muenster, Saskatchewan, Canada.