Late Bloomer

A lot of plants this season have been up to three weeks later than usual. In fact some plants that normally bloom in the spring are re-blooming like Redroot or Jersey-tea (Ceanothus herbaceus). Well, on the Tuesday morning outing I found a plant that surprised me.

The Mistflower (Conoclinium coelestinum) looked a bit frayed.

No surprise here with the papery pods of a ground-cherry (Physalis).
The “porcupine eggs” of the Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium var canadense). πŸ˜‰ No surprise there either.
The seed pods of a Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis). I had expected to find these too.

Furthermore, the Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) still had leaves. So I was easily able to get my location data points I had set out to get.

Holy cow, I found one still blooming! It is a fall bloomer but this was late.

Another had just finished!
This Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis) was the freshest bloomer I found!

The photographer of the above photo. πŸ™‚

I hope none of you ate too much today. πŸ˜‰

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