Wildflower Expedition

Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Bidens aristosa (Swamp Marigold)

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Wild Impatiens (Impatiens capensis) Spotted Touch-Me-Not

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Thistle

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

another thistle

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

thistle seed

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Pokeweed (Poke Salad) Inkberry

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Buckeyes in Boneset (Eupatorium)

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Silver Spotted Skipper on Ironweed

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

prairie grass (of some sort)

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

another

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Another view of Bidens

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Coon Rapids, MN(Zone 4b)

Beautiful pics. Thanks for sharing.

Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Some natives in garden...Asters and Goldenrod

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Maximilian Sunflower in garden

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

in the wild

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Goldenrod in the wild - energy depot for Monarch migration

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

same

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Great Blue Lobelia

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Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Evening Primrose

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Great thread J. Thank you for sharing your wildflowers exp. I'm learning so much from you.

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Nice pics, jmorth, thanks!

The first prairie grass you show is Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii), not yet blooming.

The second is Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans) in full bloom with the stamens dangling.

http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=765.0

If you (or anyone) can help me out on a couple of ID's here, too, that would be great!

Rick

Divernon, IL(Zone 5b)

Rick,
I think the Lespedeza may be L. capitata (round headed bush clover).
and thanks for your id of the grasses.

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Yes, Lespedeza capitata is high on the list.
http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=779.msg11241#msg11241
But I am not familiar with any other lespedeza species so I can't compare. I'm just not sure if it is "round headed" enough. I've never really noticed it at that stage before to know. If you have, I'd love to know. Maybe I will get back up there and see how it developed.

Albany, NY(Zone 5a)

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Pokeweed (Poke Salad) Inkberry


Thanks for the id!!! I was just asking Hubby what that is growing near our pumpkin field! So pretty.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Nice fall tour j!

Hastings, FL(Zone 9a)

Thanks for the beautiful pictures. I took a long walk a couple of weeks ago and saw a yellow flower growing abundantly in the woods surrounding my home. I see it in your pictures listed as evening primrose.I'm in zone 9a. It's interesting that this plants grows well in both our locations.
Next time I take a plant observing expedition I'll bring my camera.
Would this plant be ok to transplant to my garden? I don't want to disturb any plants that should not be disturbed of course so I figured I'd ask before trying to move a couple.

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

Better plan is to watch them and collect seeds. They self sow easily in my yard, so that should be easy to grow. The plant will start with this, then become a rosette, sort of like a dandelion, before shooting up to bloom. I beleive it is biennial.

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Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Hi all, have you 'Heart-A-Bustin' up North? I saw this in a park the other day. They're so darling.

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Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

I don't think they're real common near me- but I have a new baby one in the garden.

Saint Bonifacius, MN(Zone 4a)

Yes, we do have Euonymus atropurpureus (Eastern Wahoo) native in the southern half of Minnesota, and other areas south and/or east.

Ours are usually small or little tree forms.

Rick

Central, AL(Zone 7b)

Rick, it's amazing it's that hardy. I'm trying to cultivate more of them in our 'woodland garden'. Mainly to provide habitat for wildlife, birds ect.

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