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:

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White Vervain, Verbena urticifolia.

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Horse Nettle, aka Carolina Nightshade, Solanum carolinense.

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Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata.

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Inflated Lobelia, Lobelia inflata.

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Pickerelweed, Pontederia cordata.

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Square Stem Monkey Flower, Mimulus ringens.

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Seedbox, Ludwigia alternifolia.

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A flowering spray of Water Plantain, Alisma plantago-aquatica.

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The Maryland State flower, Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta.

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Dotted St. John’swort, Hypericum punctatum.

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Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis.

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Early Goldenrod, Solidago juncea, which is a hard reminder that we are well into summer, and with autumn in the rear view mirror.

 

 

 

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