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Wildflowers

Earlier this year, Beech Hollow Wildflower Farms kindly donated wildflower seeds and plants to the course.  They are starting to bloom, these photos were taken this week:

- 3x pics of seedlings germinating (top of hill #7 and next to #11 fairway), they’ll flower next year, but some of the Fall blooming ones might go ahead this year.

- Native bee on a Large Flowered Coreopsis above trail on #7

- 4x pics of Purple Coneflower on trail at #7.  I planted 2 mature plants above the trail at eye level, but there are 4-5 already blooming and numerous other seedlings with large leaves below the trail that are most likely seeds I scattered last year. One pic of plant sprouting up through bad infestation of Japanese hops, love to see that.

- Last one is a Phlox species (Phlox glaberrima or panniculata?) that is naturally occurring near the tee for #8 in a sea of invasive stilt grass.  There are a few really cool populations of wild ginger, bellwort, solomon’s seal, etc. on that trail down from the fields between 7/8.  Might try to move some that are in/near the trail to less traveled areas in the fall.

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