Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Late Summer "Weeds" in Bloom

Many of those green weeds that fill our old fields all summer are finally bursting out in color. There are probably more species blooming now than during the coveted spring wildflower season, but late summer is usually much hotter than spring and many of the species (especially the darned asters) are difficult to identify. I guess that’s why there aren’t many late summer wildflower walks. Still, there are some great color displays happening right now. I hope you get a chance to go see some of them during this reprieve from the heat!

Ironweed Meadow
A field of ironweed blowing in the breeze

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)
Bull thistle in bloom

A dandelion bloom at sunset

Late Summer Trail
A trail lined with Ozark beggar's ticks in The Parklands of Floyds Fork


Nancy said...

The dandelion photo is great. I enjoy reading all the blog entries.

Ryan Ankeny said...

Hey Travis, nice post! I'll have to update with some of the fall flowers I've been seeing!

Michelle Kersey said...

Love the trail with flowers at Floyds Fork. I was just there yesterday, but didn't see anything near as beautiful! Mind sharing where it was?

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your dandelion at sunset photo!

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