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). 😉 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. 🙂
I hope none of you ate too much today. 😉
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