Happy Mystery Monday! What insect did we find on this Erigeron ‘Lynnhaven Carpet’ flower?
Last week, we highlighted the unique flowers of the sweet gum tree! Liquidambar styraciflua is a fast growing native tree with beautiful burgundy fall foliage. Known for its spiky seed balls, sweet gum is a great food source for wildlife and is the host plant for the luna moth! It also tolerates clay soils and can grow near black walnuts, despite the juglone compound.
Letters to Editor
Alice Barron says
Please inform me … What wild life eats the spike balls from the sweet gum tree? we live in an area with herds of deer and they don’t touch the spiked balls.
Anne Charles says
A Murder Wasp?