Summer Blooming Flowers 7-23-2014

Ah Wednesday! Sometimes a welcomed day, other times it’s still a large speed bump in the week to get over….

MAAAybe some pretty flowers will help you get over it!

Click HERE to see what was blooming last year!!

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Heliopsis helianthoides – Smooth oxeye I’m still learning the Heliopsis family… lots of them look exactly alike. The backs of the flowers are the key (I’ve learned NOW, a tad late, but nontheless) I will be posting some backs soon.

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Pastinaca sativa – Wild parsnip

This is a “Don’t touch me!!” plant. There are toxins (called: furocoumarins) that cause light sensitivity to the skin it touches – in essence, if you get this on your skin, you will get a nasty sunburn in no time at all.

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Silphium laciniatum – Compass plant. Although this is not blooming, there is a ‘survival’ technique this plant can aid you in, if you can identify it. The leaves all face North/South. The resin can also be used as a teeth-clensing-gum.

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Most commonly cultivated raspberries are red-fruited hybrids between R. idaeus and R. strigosus.

Β© Ilex – Midwestern Plants

8 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 7-23-2014

  1. Ooh lovely! Very cool to see raspberries in the wild, well vs a supermarket πŸ™‚ love all your posts and pictures!

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