I need to catch up so I apologize for bombarding you all..all at once. I have been spending tons of my time out in the field at the four sites. The white bunched flower is Spiraea betulifolia that is very common at the sites and the bees love it. The little pink flower in the middle is Chimaphila umbellata commonly known as pipsissewa. Both of these plants are culturally significant and the bees love them! I need to find out the information regarding the white bunched flower. Native people use the pipsissewa leaves raw or boiled with the roots as a tonic of vitamin C. Tea is used as a remedy for fluid retention, kidney and bladder problems and fever and coughs.
Native plants, their beneficial uses and their users are awesome 🙂