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Old 06-26-2013, 01:25 PM   #141
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While waiting for Monarda fistulosa, M. didyma 'Colrain Red' and 'Dark Ponticum' to bloom, here are some other recent bloomers.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:37 PM   #142
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I've been snapping photos here and there, and some of these have been blooming for awhile. I actually have many of these photos in an "All Natives" photo album on facebook in hopes of inspiring and encouraging others to plant natives in their flowerbeds.

A "flower" from my eastern gamagrass (Tripsacum dactyloides)
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First bloom from my New England aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
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Lemon beebalm (Monarda citriodora) is an annual, but often behaves like a short-lived perrenial for me.
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Grew these from seed by direct sowing in January 2011. The blooms of my Liatris spicata are bursting forth!
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Some crazy all-white spider is hanging out on one of my coneflowers.
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:43 PM   #143
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I sure like that Wine!
I waaaaaaant some of that eastern gamagrass. So interestingly odd!
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:51 AM   #144
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Red Milkweed, Asclepias rubra.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:38 PM   #145
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Maypop.
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Old 06-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #146
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I've tried growing those as ornamentals time and time again. I've even picked microclimates that are warmer than other areas on my property and they still all end up going to maypop heaven on me!!! I love them though.
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Old 06-29-2013, 02:42 PM   #147
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I don't usually add to this thread because I never know what their names are, but there are so many flowers now!

Here are two different milkweeds at Tillman Swamp today!

What's Blooming Now 2013-p1520293swmi.jpg Swamp Milkweed, asclepias incarnata, I think

What's Blooming Now 2013-p1520312milkweedbug.jpg Milkweed with WHAT on it? Or should this go in another thread?
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Tall Bellflower, Campanulastrum americanum (Campanula americana?) which is very well named. This little 4 inch rosette of leaves from last year has grown straight up into a 5' tall giant. The hardest thing about them was getting one started from seed as they're biannual.

American Beautyberry, Callicarpa americana.
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Old 06-29-2013, 04:57 PM   #149
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Linrose,

How does the veronicastrum virginicum do with the butterflies?
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I don't usually add to this thread because I never know what their names are, but there are so many flowers now!

Here are two different milkweeds at Tillman Swamp today!

Attachment 37347 Swamp Milkweed, asclepias incarnata, I think

Attachment 37348 Milkweed with WHAT on it? Or should this go in another thread?
I think your mystery bug might be a ladybug nymph:
Ladybug - Harmonia axyridis - nymph to beetle - Harmonia axyridis - BugGuide.Net
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