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Salvia regla – Mountain Sage

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Salvia regla - Mountain Sage

Salvia regla – Mountain Sage

Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflower

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Echinacea purpurea - Purple Coneflowewr

Echinacea purpurea – Purple Coneflowewr

 

This is a pretty shaggy specimen of a Coneflower, with a couple of ants crawling about the petals, but here it is October and nominally outside its blooming period (April-September) and it has just recently bloomed.

I’ve made a tea from the leaves of the passion flower vine, but I haven’t actually made Echinacea tea, although I’ve had tea with Echinacea in it.  Yet.

In years previous, I’ve had some pretty healthy looking Purple Coneflowers, but this year they seem to have lagged a bit. It has been a year to remember for being off the norm. Or perhaps it’s a year in which a new normal is being established.

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