I have seen a flower blooming in beauty in a secluded vale, and, ere I had a chance to look again, a chilly breath of air had scattered its petals and left it a ruin. ~ Charles Lanman, “Musings,” 1840
Echinacea ~ Coneflower (look familiar? See above!)
Campsis radicans ~ Trumpet Vine || Hemerocallis fulva ~ Ditch lilies or Tiger lilies
Maclura pomifera ~ Osage orange
Silphium perfoliatum ~ Cup plant || Liatris spicata ‘Floristan White’ & ‘Floristan Violet’
Lobelia cardinalis ~ Cardinal flowers || Nepeta
Hibiscus syriacus ~ Rose of Sharon, althea or hardy hibiscus.
We had a bit of rain recently. We rarely see our ditch filled, so of course I had to photograph it!
© Ilex – Midwestern Plant Girl