An obedient plant

Blooming in August at the DBG property was this lovely native, Physotegia virginica, known as obedient plant.

Why obedient plant, you say? Well, this is what is so cool about this unique native plant. When one moves the flowers and flower buds from side to side, the flowers stay where you position them, hence they are "obedient" This is also a very popular plant with pollinators!