The belles are swinging in the meadow
their ruffled skirts are flying up high
The hornets are stealing their sweetness
and butterflies let out an envious sigh
Come, come watch the spectacle
it doesn’t last all summer long
Be there in the early days of August
when the sun is bright and strong
I found these wildflowers during one of my rare walks in the woods of Maine. This is the first time I saw such flowers even though I have been to the place these plants grew more than a couple of times. I wonder if I went to the meadow in the wrong time of the year that is why I never chanced upon the plants blooming. Unlike daisies, thistles, golden rods, and Queen Anne’s Lace, among others, that apart from being quite showy, seem to grow everywhere, these plants seemed to grow only in that place where I saw them blooming. Because they are small and pale, they easily get lost among taller grasses and more colorful flowers. For all the stated reasons, I consider these flowers rare.
Oh, please feel free to identify this beauty. It never should go unnamed and unknown (at least by me). 🙂 Thank you.