Summer Blooming Flowers 8-22-2013

Mother Nature hasn’t thrown in the towel on blooming yet!

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Cornus sericea – Redtwig dogwood berries

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Eupatorium perfoliatum – Common boneset

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Liatris spicata – Marsh blazing star

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Euphorbia corollata – Flowering Spurge

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Flutter-by enjoying monardia

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I had a few thoughts of false boneset or old-field blossom, but don’t think its either…
Please comment if known!!
Bingo! The Belmont Rooster helped me out – Asclepias fascicularis – Slim-leaf Milkweed

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Verbena hastata – Blue vervain

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Cool, blurry seedhead. I’ll get a better shot soon!

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Verbascum thapsus – Great Mullein

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Maianthemum stellatum – Starry false solomon’s seal

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Maianthemum stellatum – Starry false solomon’s seal

Thanks for visiting & keep on planting!

9 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 8-22-2013

  1. The sixth plant could be a Asclepias stenophylla-Narrowleaf Milkweed. There are other species of Asclepias called Narrowleaf Milkweed that have somewhat different characteristics. I think certain species are native to different parts of the country.

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      • HaHa! I could edit your comment if you’d like! =-)
        I think we have a winner on the Asclepias fascicularis. The flowers are balls-on identical. There is a swirl on the petals that is pretty unique IMO. I had been looking at IL wildflowers and it is not listed there. This is a zone 7 plant & I’m 5. Not that it hasn’t happened b/4, but explains why I couldn’t find it. I will re-label.
        Thanks so much for being diligent!! =-)

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    • I took a look at the Asclepias stenophylla and there are slight differences when super-dooper zoomed in. My flower is an umbel for sure and the milkweed seems to be more of a raceme.
      I REALLY REALLY appreciate the effort =-), but I don’t think that’s it.
      I might actually pull out the botany (ugh) book to key it out.

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      • Interesting. I didn’t think the one in your photo was like the one in my pasture (it is on a previous post of mine). Mine is Asclepias stenophylla. At least I think it is… My photo is on the post “Meanwhile On The Farm” dated August 4. Take a look and see what you think…

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        • I think we’re crossing streams here with our comments =-) I did check out your Aug 4th post & that is definitely Asclepias stenophylla and NOT the same as my pix. I think you were totally right with Asclepias fascicularis. Final Answer! Ha!!

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