News from the preserves, parks and backyards of Princeton, NJ. The website aims to acquaint Princetonians with our shared natural heritage and the benefits of restoring native diversity and beauty to the many preserved lands in and around Princeton.
Sound the trumpets! The main course of summer's feast of flowers is underway. Time to gather them into one big blogpost bouquet. This collection is gathered from my backyard and from the botanical garden at Herrontown Woods.
Rose mallow hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos)
Wild senna (Senna hebecarpa)
Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)
Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium sp) in the background, boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) in the foreground.
Cutleaf coneflower (Ratibida laciniata)
Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Ironweed (Vernonia novaboracensis)
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), with some bottlebrush grass on the left.
Woolgrass (Scirpus cyperinus) -- a sedge that grows taller and matures later than most native sedges