This is Henbit and as you can see it is winter hardy! You are likely familiar with this member of the mint family as an unwanted invader in your yard. The closest area that Kirby has to a "yard" is the grassy hill in the Nature Play area. The green clumps you see in the third image are all Henbit in glorious winter bloom. Even though it is technically an invader its flowers do provide a winter and early spring food source for pollinators. Finally, as they say, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" as to whether or not you welcome seeing the purple blooms in your yard in January. I actually enjoy the winter color! #DoctorBot #LakeKirby



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