Throughout the week I'll post on some of my favorite native plants. Today I'm highlighting Palafoxia, the delicate pink blooms in the foreground I think this is probably Palafoxia callosa or Small Palafox which I thought was too weedy to stay in the tank garden when it first appeared several years ago.
As a fall bloomer it doesn't look that great much of the summer. All attempts to seed this fleeting annual to more natural parts of my garden have been unsuccessful and this year the Palafoxia has filled in enough to look less weedy.
Like many native plants Palafoxia needs little attention from the gardener and it gives back so much. Butterflies and bees love it. A Queen Butterfly (above and below) had to endure some buzzing bees to nectar on the delicate pink flowers.
Extremely heat and drought tolerant it adds so much to the fall garden. Besides it has "fox" in the name so how could I go wrong?