Bidens aristosa (Swamp Marigold)
Great thread J. Thank you for sharing your wildflowers exp. I'm learning so much from you.
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.
If you (or anyone) can help me out on a couple of ID's here, too, that would be great!
I think the Lespedeza may be L. capitata (round headed bush clover).
and thanks for your id of the grasses.
Yes, Lespedeza capitata is high on the list.
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.
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.
I don't think they're real common near me- but I have a new baby one in the garden.
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, 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.