What’s blooming this week? (June 30)

The number of orchards I’m surveying dropped from 15 to 5 this week (and for the remainder of the season), so there are fewer species to report, but there are still plenty of new things flowering!  If you want to follow the flowering of these orchards back in time, click here.

Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantina)

IMG_5979Pickerel Weed (Pontederia cordata)

IMG_5946Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

IMG_5928Giant Knapweed (Centaurea macrocephala)

IMG_5926Creeping bellflower (Campanula rapunculoides)


The description of this plant on go botany made me laugh out loud: “Creeping bellflower is a very attractive flower, and understandably popular in gardens, but it frequently escapes into disturbed sites such as roadsides and waste areas. However, it is edible, so escaped individuals can be permanently disposed of. The leaves and young shoots are high in vitamin C and mild in flavor, and the roots are edible raw or cooked. “

Yucca (Yucca filamentosa)

IMG_5962Japanese Meadowsweet (Spiraea japonica)

IMG_5957Purple Milkweed (Asclepias purpurascens)

IMG_5952Ginger mint (Mentha arvensis)

IMG_5922Potato (Solanum tuberosum)

IMG_5995Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum)




3 thoughts on “What’s blooming this week? (June 30)

  1. Pingback: What’s blooming this week? (July 7) | standingoutinmyfield

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