|Close-up of Purple Milkvetch. © SB|
Purple milkvetch is a widely distributed North American wildflower that under the right (or perhaps, wrong) conditions might be seen as a ground cover or a weed. But how pretty its new spring flowers are!
I found a patch growing in Wascana Park recently, one of the first spring flowers I've seen locally this year. (And no, I have not been out much, or yes, I know I'd see more...)
Most of the Purple Milkvetch plants in this patch were tufted and all were low-growing. I am so glad I got there before the mowers arrived!
|A small tufted plant of Purple Milkvetch. © SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Purple Milkvetch
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo Date: May 19, 2016