1. rq says

    Yes, the colour combination is subtle, yet eye-catching -- the black makes a nice focus point for the eye.

  2. says

    This was on the wiki for the plant:

    Geranium carolinianum is a species of geranium known by the common name Carolina crane’s-bill,[1] or Carolina geranium.[2] It is native to North America, where it is widespread and grows in many types of habitat. This is an annual herb reaching just over half a meter in maximum height. It has erect stems covered in spiky hairs. The palmate leaves are several centimeters wide and divided into usually five segments which are each subdivided into elegantly pointed lobes. The inflorescence is a cluster of one to several small flowers. Each flower has five pointed sepals and five notched petals in shades of white to lavender. The fruit has a hairy body and a style up to 1.5 centimeters long.
    Wildlife use

    Noted visitors for nectar include long-tongued bees (Megachile spp.), short-tongued bees (Halictid), and flower flies (Syrphid) whom in the larval stage can be early cool season aphid control. [1][2] Mourning Doves have been observed eating the seeds.

    You can see the flowers of various Carolina Cranebills here:

  3. rq says

    Mourning Doves have been observed eating the seeds.

    You should get some of these cranebills for your backyard, if you don’t already have some!

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