I have been out taking photographs of Wildflowers, here is what is blooming lately..
Hedge bindweed or Convolvulus sepium, at first glace you think my what a beautiful bloom, then you may notice that it’s foliage is hopelessly wound around something. This one was climbing up a compost pile.
Jewelweed or Impatiens capensis, this plant is also called the Spotted Touch Me Not. The ripe seedpods can explode when touched throwing seeds in all directions. We gave this plant a little haircut..and harvested some of the stalks for relatives that have Poison Ivy. It soothes the itching and helps to promote healing.
Hedge Nettle or Stachys palustris which is also called Common Woundwart, it is said to have been used to heal wounds.
Prairie Onion or Allium stellatum a true onion that is native to Minnesota.
Butter-And-Eggs or Linaria vulgaris. This plant is a pain in the butt, I find it very invasive. It grows very happily in my wildflower gardens. The huge Sphinx moth the one that looks like a hummingbird really likes this plant. It may be the only redeeming quality of this plant.
The Asters are just coming into bloom..a sure sign that Fall will be here soon..maybe it is already. We have pretty much had a non summer. Now if that means we will have a non winter..I am all for that!