My Backyard Woodpecker

He likes the seeds from this volunteer (unknown) wildflower that produces 7 ft tall spikes.

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Comment by Mark on January 7, 2013 at 5:12pm

The flower is a Woolly Mullein. The velvety leaves were used long ago to line moccasins & shoes to keep out the cold. A tea made from the leaves was used to treat colds. The leaves can soothe sunburn. The flowers & roots were used to treat ailments from earache to croup.

 

Comment by Clare Oliva on January 5, 2013 at 6:43pm

What a great picture!

Comment by Michelle Compton on January 5, 2013 at 10:53am

Awesome shot!  Love these guys!

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