A Walk on a North Kawarthas Cottage Road

To me, few things are more pleasant than a July walk along a cottage road. Though few birds are singing at this time of year, the wildflowers and other plants are glorious.

Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)
Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)
Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Evening-primrose (Oenothera)
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
White Oak (Quercus alba)
Canada Bluegrass (Poa compressa)
Juniper (Juniperus communis)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Barren-strawberry (Geum fragarioides)
Crown-vetch (Securigera varia)
Sarsaparilla (with blight) Aralia nudicaulis
Sweetfern (Comptonia peregrina)
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Wild Lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)
Wild Sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)
Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Thimbleweed (Anemone cylindrica)
Wild-basil (Clinopodium vulgare)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Miles Hearn

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