Sunday, July 10, 2016

July Flowers

Purple coneflowers greet passing traffic on Harrison Street.

Backyard buttonbush thriving in the runoff from the neighbors' yards.

Some leaves on the buttonbush were fashioned into a webby tent for a clutch of baby spiders--by the spider, not by me.

Culvers root just beginning to open its long lines of flowers.

Towered over by a pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), which looks like it has aspirations to rival its tree-like relative in the pampas of South America called the Ombu (Phytolacca dioica). Flowers tba.

Clouds of tall meadow rue attract tiny bees.

A good year for elderberry, and just about everything else.

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