Balloon flower

Its flower bud swells up like a balloon before opening.

balloon flower closed
Closed bud of balloon flower
balloon flower open
Balloon flower in full bloom

 

Liatris

Often used in summer bouquets, this perennial attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.

liatris

 

 

Bee balm

Widespread across North America, bee balm has medicinal uses in mouthwash, as an antiseptic, and to treat headaches and fevers.

bee balm

 

 

 

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