Date Posted: May 06, 2016
Mock bishopsweed (Ptilimnium capillaceum) is a delicate little annual that is too often disregarded as a weed. But despite its small stature, it is both attractive and ecologically beneficial, especially when it occurs in mass. Its many dainty white flowers are born in compound umbels that are encircled at their base by threadlike bracts. Though the flowers are tiny, the nectar is easily accessible to many pollinators, including flies and wasps. It is also the larval host plant for the black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) butterfly.
Learn all about mock bishopsweed on our blog.
Photo by: Stacey Matrazzo.
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