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Candelabras of the Meadow

From Georgia to Labrador in wet meadows and fens, fuzzy white flowers clustered together grow among rushes and sedges and other wildflowers. These candle-like blossoms with compound leaves are from a plant named Canadian Burnet. These flowers, laden with pollen attract bees and other pollinators. Since it grows in acidic environments, it absorbs tannins making it bitter to wildlife.

This burnet is abundant in the mid-Atlantic states, but is an endangered plant in some states it is found in.


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