Plant #1 is about 1 foot tall and the flower is lavender-colored. I believe the other ones are some type of aster, mistflower, some type of milkweed and goldenrod, in that order. More precise identifications would be welcome (although I do feel lazy not looking them up myself). Also blooming in the woods, though not photographed: cardinal flowers, partridge pea and jewelweed (latter just starting to bloom).
mystery wildflowers part 2
I'm not feeling any less lazy- a close up of a flower on the 'milkweed' would help. Is that the same in 4 and 5?
Could #1 be a Ruellia sp.?
#3 is a mistflower, which I learned as Eupatorium coelestinum.
#4 is a Goldenrod (Solidago sp., the yellow one) with another Joe Pye Weed behind it.
#5 looks like a Joe Pye Weed to me - probably one like Eupatorium maculatum.
All the composites have different names that I haven't learned yet...this one is apparently Eutrochium now.
#1 looks more like a Ruellia than anything else I've seen; however, it doesn't have uniform petals; it has more of a snapdragon-like flower. #5 is the same plant as the one behind the Goldenrod, so Eupatorium maculatum it is. Thanks!
Photo #1 is Mimulus ringens. The common name is Allegheny monkey flower and it's a native.
Photo #2 is an aster or boltonia. I need to see more of the plant, not just the flowers, to ID it.
Photo #3 is indeed mistflower.
Photo #4 is boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum
Oops! Too many tabs open.... I cut and pasted Muddy's photo.... here's the one I meant to paste-
Photo #5 is probably Spotted Joe Pye weed. There are 2 other species, coastal Joe Pye and
hollow Joe Pye. They look very similar.
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Forgot to add that photo #4 has a Solidago, goldenrod but I'm not sure which species. There are several species native to your area.
I thought #1 looked like a monkey flower, but the only photos I saw were of yellow ones and so I dismissed that as a possibility. I'm happy to be able to attach another name to the photos I'm collecting of plants in the woods near me.