Summer Blooming Flowers 7-16-2015

Happy Thursday Everyone!!

We’re almost at the weekend… I’m waiting patiently…

Want to see what was blooming in 2013 or blooming in 2014?


Malva alcea ~ greater musk-mallow, cut-leaved mallow, vervain mallow or hollyhock mallow

The flowers and leaves are edible, great for salads or use the flowers for a great accent for your plate.


Physalis philadelphica ~ tomatillo

They reseeded in my garden this year. Gosh, I love free plants with no work!!!


Polygonum punctatum ~ Smartweed

Has edible leaves with a very strong peppery flavor. Better used in soups and as a spice than raw in a salad… Unless you like it – SPICEY!!


Cirsium discolor ~ Pasture thistle… I think!


Solanum lycopersicum ~ Tomato!!!


Hydrangea macrophyllia ‘Endless Summer’


Lactuca serriola ~ Prickly Lettuce, China Lettuce


Erigeron philadelphicus ~ Common Fleabane or Philadelphia Fleabane


Plantago lanceolata ~ English plantain, narrowleaf plantain or ribwort plantain


Daucus carota, ~ wild carrot, bird’s nest, bishop’s lace and Queen Anne’s lace

English botanist Geoffrey Grigson suggests that the name of the plant comes not from a Queen of England but from Saint Anne, the mother of the Virgin Mary and the patron saint of lacemakers.


Melilotus albus ~ White Sweetclover, White Melilot, Honey-Clover, Bokhara Clover.

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

22 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 7-16-2015

  1. How wonderful to see all these wildflowers that are currently in bloom EVERYWHERE. I can finally give them a name. Along the roadways, they look so beautiful. The combination of the purple thistle, musk-mallow and the yellow China lettuce is simply gorgeous.

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  2. How sweet it is to see all that colour and loveliness from so bloody far away and here it is damp soggy grass and all last Autumns dead leaves that I can’t pick up because of whisky and you have to flash a pretty flower in my face. Bad girl!.


  3. Thanks to you, I saw that Fleabane and knew what it was without reading the caption! (Also? I am impressing my friends and family with this knowledge. Or so I hope I am when I tell them all the cool plants I see and now know the names of).


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