Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mid Summer Wild Flowers

It's about time for another show of wild flowers that grace the country side this time of year.

I'm afraid some of these rival the tame specimens that I baby and cater to in my garden.  No pests ever seem to dampen these cheerful spirits.
Milkweed - Monarch Butterfly Feedstock
Common Pink Mallow

Unknown - help me out if you know.  They are 12 -18" and look like delphinium.


This is a new one, at first I thought it was Joe Pye Weed /Boneset, but it is not.

Daisy

Rudbekia Vulgaris - Brown Eyed Susan

St John's Wort
These produce a raspberry type fruit.
Wild Carrot/Queen Anne's Lace

Bulrushes

Chicory

Goldenrod

And that is about all I have to say for today.

Musings and meanderings from the Musical Gardener.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful. The blue ones look like the lupins we have down here, or a bit ike salvia.

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  2. Ah, wildflowers. Queen Anne's Lace is my favorite.

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  3. Your pictures are lovely. My state planted wildflowers in some of the medians and sides of our major highways. Adds a real lift to the drive. Like Starting Over, I, too, love Queen Anne's Lace. When our children were growing up, we'd put them into water with food coloring to turn them all sorts of beautiful colors.

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  4. The oone you initially thought was Joe Pye weed is Swamp milkweed:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asclepias_incarnata

    Our back pasture is full of that and Joe Pye weed, and my honeybees are very busy back there! :)

    I'm having a brain fart over the blue stuff you can't identify. I'll have to ask my wildflower expert friend Ronna!

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  5. Yup, those blue ones are Vipers Bugloss. One of my faves!

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  6. I knew if I put Ronna on the job, she'd find the answer for you!

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