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.