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August 23, 2012 - 4:11pm

Late summer wildflowers

posted by JIM NIGRO in outdoors, nature, wildflowers.

Cardinal flowers are found in shady areas along streams and/or small creeks.

Though it grows in areas of low light, the cardinal flower is easy to spot.

Purple loosestrife has gained more than a foothold in our wetlands in recent decades.

While it's quite colorful, loosestrife is an invasive plant that can take over a wetland, choking out aquatic vegetation that is beneficial to wildlife

Bull thistle accented by a ray of early morning light

The bloom of this thistle is about maxed out -- note the snail on the thistle to the right.

A member of the sunflower family, Jerusalem artichoke has an edible root that, according to the Audubon field guide, is "highly nutritious and unlike potatoes, contains no starch but rather carbohydrate in a form that is metabolized into natural sugar." 

Queen Anne's lace amid yellow hawkweed, both are found in abundance along country roads and meadows.

Chicory is another common roadside wildflower.

This is common tansy.

Doug Yeomans
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Jim, I really enjoy your posts so please keep them coming.

JIM NIGRO
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Thanks, Doug - hopefully I'll have a few more up in the next week or so.

Mardell Lamb
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Yes, very nice! I recognize all of them, but thanks to you, Jim I've learned their names. :) Beautiful pics.

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Thank you Mardell - there's a lot to be said for late summer, its a great time to be out and about!

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