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Old 08-20-2011, 05:25 PM   #91
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Passionflower has been extensively cultivated, most of the species are tropical and Passiflora incarnata really does look like a tropical exotic plant. I think that's why it seems so strange to be native here, even up your way in PA! It's one of those oddities like prickly pear cactus that seem out of place.

It's also strange that it appears as threatened in Ohio and rare in Indiana but in Kentucky its listed as a weed. Go figure.
I bet I'm in the upper limit of its range if it grows this far north. I'll have to look into it.

Strange that it is listed as a weed in KY...maybe someone should change that before it becomes threatened there too!
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I'm just glad I have it because it is a host plant for the Gulf Fritillary. I've seen a few over the past couple of days, they are less common than the Great Spangled Fritillary here.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:48 PM   #93
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I'm just glad I have it because it is a host plant for the Gulf Fritillary. I've seen a few over the past couple of days, they are less common than the Great Spangled Fritillary here.
That must be very rewarding to see them.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:05 PM   #94
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Seems late to me, but these took their sweet time:
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:41 AM   #95
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Default Big Bluestem is Flowering (Andropogon gerardii)

My first experience with this species in bloom. These were planted as seedlings this past Spring:
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Old 08-28-2011, 08:54 AM   #96
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Default Blanket Flowers Still Blooming (Gaillardia pulchella)

This is the state flower of Oklahoma and a far ways from home here. But, it attracts a wide variety of pollinators all summer and never has stopped blooming here since June. It's also stunningly beautiful!!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:03 AM   #97
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Default Rudbeckia subtomentosa 'Henry Eilers'

Though called a cultivar, this was not doctored by man but by nature. Found along a railroad embankment, it has since been used by the flower industry as a great component of a tall species meadow. It is growing about 6 1/2 feet tall here, in its second year.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:29 AM   #98
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Default Rudbeckia laciniata (Cutleaf Coneflower)

Just planted as a two inch seedling in late May, this is my first look at the species. This one is growing in a Savanna condition, with only sun from about 1:30 on, so it does well in partial shade. The yellow of the petals is of the most brilliant hue.
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Old 09-03-2011, 01:39 PM   #99
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Well, she stared out in the pink thread, but seemed to want to settle in somewhere other than between fungi and other funky worldly pink wonders.
That said...
Queen of the Prairie, Filipendula rubra.
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