Monday, August 07, 2006

Colors of Summer


Bellflower (Campanula americana)


Yellow Fringed Orchid (Platanthera ciliaris)


Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)


Spider Lily (Hymenocallis occidentalis)


One of those yellow flowers (dontknowenuf stuffidus)

8 comments:

Ericka said...

beautiful! hmm. i see that the genus 'dontknowenuf stuffidus' has a wide variety - i've got some red ones here.

robin andrea said...

Glad to see that it is still blooming beautifully there!

ChrisTheRed said...

Hm. I can't tell from the scale, but I wonder if dontknowenuf might be Coreopsis of some kind [and thus do I display my loud ignorance for all to see].

Floridacracker said...

Beautiful, I used to own a swampy pineland that had the yellow fringed orchids on it. They were a favorite.

Rurality said...

CTR, it is something related to that, probably. One of the sunflowers maybe... but there are just so dang many of them that are so similar.

Rurality said...

FC, somebody brought me this one from a rescue site. I don't really have an idea place for it but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will do ok where I've put it.

Ontario Wanderer said...

My guess for your yellow flower is that it's a Rudbeckia of some kind. Probably either Rudbeckia laciniata (Tall Coneflower) or Rudbeckia triloba (Thin-leaved Coneflower). Do you know if either grow in your area?

Rurality said...

They both do, along with other Rudbeckia. Could also be a type of Silphium, Helianthus, Coreopsis, or Heterotheca. I have to admit that summer flowers just don't conjure the same excitement for me as the spring varieties do. I think it's the humidity.