Summer Blooming Flowers 6-25-2015

Happy Thursday to you all!!

Click to see what was blooming in 2013 & blooming in 2014.

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Delosperma ‘Fire spinner’ ~ Ice plant

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Schlumbergera truncata ~ Thanksgiving cactus

Errr. It’s not Thanksgiving!!!
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Syringa reticulata ‘Ivory silk’ ~ Lilac tree. Actually not that fragrant, however make a great street tree as they are salt tolerant.

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Leonurus cardiaca ~ Motherwort

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Enallagma cyathigerum ~ common blue damselfly, common bluet, or northern bluet

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Bumblebee” is a compound of “bumble” + “bee”. “bumble” meaning to hum, buzz, drone, or move ineptly or flounderingly. Pierre André Latreille assigned the generic name Bombus in 1802 and is derived from the Latin word for a buzzing or humming sound.

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Filipendula rubra ~ Queen-of-the-prairie

These are native here. Got me a clump about 3 feet wide by 3 feet high in full sun. It loves it.

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Trifolium Pratense ~ Red Clover

Red clover is thought to be one of the richest sources of isoflavones, which are water-soluble chemicals that act like estrogens (collectively known as phytoestrogens). Red Clover is used for hot flashes/flushes, PMS, breast enhancement (Really??) and breast health as well as lowering cholesterol, improving urine production and improving circulation of the blood, to help prevent osteoporosis, reduce the possibility of blood clots and arterial plaques and limiting the development of benign prostate hyperplasia.

And here we are, the STUPID humans that have to remove it from their lawn as it looks ‘bad’. Stupid, stupid human.

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Gaura lindheimeri ‘Siskiyou Pink’ ~ Wand flower

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Veronica longifolia ‘First Glory’ ~ Speedwell

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

11 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 6-25-2015

    • I had to stop by your blog to see where you hail from. .. Got cha! Big dog, big country! 😉
      So you’re just a bit behind me in the blooming department. My blooming posts are like previews for you!
      If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate 😀

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