Partridge Pea ( Locust Weed) - Pleasant Grove Park -Fluvanna County Virginia
This eye catching wildflower has beauty that is truly more than skin deep.
The plant is an important food source for White-tailed Deer.
Northern Bobwhite and other quail and wild birds find thermal protection under dense growth of this plant and also obtain valuable nutrients from it's protein and phosphorus rich seeds.
The Quail recovery efforts underway at Pleasant Grove Park will be augmented by this beauty that is indeed more than "skin deep".
- Otis Sowell, Jr.