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Cardinal Flower

Cardinal flowers are native to North America. Plants reach a height between 2 to 4 feet. Columns of vibrant red flowers appear throughout summer. Hummingbirds are attracted to the tube-like flowers and help pollinate them. Cardinal flower is named after the red robes Roman Catholic Cardinals wear.

cardinal flower buds the tubelike structure of cardinal flowers make it hard for insects to pollinate but easy for hummingbirds cardinal flower plants