A Field Full Of Wildflowers: July 2021

Thompson Park in Scarborough is a good place to explore at any time of the year. It includes a part of Highland Creek:

and a wild field which was gloriously in bloom on this day:

Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Wild-bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

MYSTERY PLANT

I will identify it at the end of the post.

Some botany:

Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Honeysuckle (Lonicera)
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
Cat-tail (Typha)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis)
Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)
Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)
Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Canada Anemone (Anemone canadensis)
Brown-lipped Snail on Goldenrod
Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
White Mulberry (Morus alba)
Hog-peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata)
Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium pratense)
Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)
Viper’s Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
Basswood (Tilia americana)
Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)
St. John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)
Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Ox-eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Wild-bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
English Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Wild-bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)

MYSTERY PLANT

Five leaves in a whorl identify this vine as Virginia Creeper.

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus inserta)

NATURE POETRY

Then flash the wings returning Summer calls
Through the deep arches of her forest halls,
The bluebird, breathing from his azure plumes
The fragrance borrowed where the myrtle blooms.   – Oliver Wendell Holmes (1841–1935)

Miles Hearn

2 thoughts on “A Field Full Of Wildflowers: July 2021

  1. rosemarie fischer

    what gorgeous wild flowers,so many varieties….must have smelled so nice!!!!
    thanks for sharing,Miles

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