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The kindness of good people never ceases to amaze me, it was so sweet of those boys to go searching for flowers for the little girls family, and a good explanation why such an unusual plant should be the State flower of Oklahoma.
This plant also has a very special role in nature. It is the host plant for the Purple Hairstreak butterfly, this plant is the only food they eat. This is a beautiful butterfly that you can't see very often because it flies fast and always sits with the wings closed.
That is a lovely, bittersweet story, Mitch, I enjoyed reading it. Mistletoe grows in northern CA, where I used to live, so maybe those beautiful butterflies live there, too, but it's been so long, I don't remember. Thanks for sharing that, Josephine!