What’s in Flower for the Third Week of July?
While working a job-site in the headwaters of Hawlings Creek, which flows to the Triadelphia Reservoir (Patuxent River) in Montgomery/Howard County, I observed the following flowering species:
White Vervain, Verbena urticifolia.
Horse Nettle, aka Carolina Nightshade, Solanum carolinense.
Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata.
Inflated Lobelia, Lobelia inflata.
Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata.
Square Stem Monkey Flower, Mimulus ringens.
Seedbox, Ludwigia alternifolia.
A flowering spray of Water Plantain, Alisma plantago-aquatica.
The Maryland State flower, Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta.
Dotted St. John’swort, Hypericum punctatum.
Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis.
Early Goldenrod, Solidago juncea, which is a hard reminder that we are well into summer, and with autumn in the rear view mirror.