Summer Blooming Flowers 8-6-2015

Happy Thursday Everyone!!
Click to see what was blooming in 2014 and blooming in 2013.


Verbena hastata ~ Blue vervain


Torillis japonica ~ Japanese hedge parsley


Geum canadensis ~ White geum


Tanacetum vulgare ~ Tansy

Tansy’s generic name, Tanacetum, is from the Greek word athanasia, “immortality”; in times past, coffins were filled with tansy to preserve corpses precisely because the flowers do not wilt when dried.


Verbena urticifolia ~ white vervain


Convolvulus arvensis ~ Field bindweed

It has a few variations to it. This again is how plant breeders find different varieties of a species of plant. If they get the seeds of this variegated one and it grows true with the variegation, it’s off to the patent house for that breeder! Too bad these are weeds. wa-wa-wa…


Verbascum thapsus ~ great mullein or common mullein


Silene latifolia ~ white campion


Vicia villosa ~ Hairy vetch

© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl

9 thoughts on “Summer Blooming Flowers 8-6-2015

  1. Tansy, I like like very much and it grows good. Common Mullein grows wild in my yard and comes up here and there. I leave it untouched till it falls over. Sends up its stalk first year and blooms the second year and then dies but has many tiny black seeds that I spread around the yard-sometimes. 🙂


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