Who knew the garden task of pulling weeds would lead to today’s photo?
Some rather tall and slender plants were growing amongst my daylilies so I began to pull them. While doing so, I noticed the very pretty (and ever-so-tiny) star-shaped flowers and apricot buds eminating out from the center stem.
A quick google search revealed that the “weed” is a actually a native wildflower called ‘Whorled Loosestrife’, which came as little surprise since it closely resembles the perennial ‘Yellow Loosestrife’ I have planted about 10 yards away.
So, rather than pulling them all, I simply thinned what was interfering with the daylilies and left the others to continue to thrive as Mother Nature intended.