Again, I am down to five orchards, but there are still new flowering species in these orchards each week! If you want to see what was flowering last week (and then the weeks before that) click here. These are the species that just started flowering this week in apple orchards of the Fingerlakes region of New York.
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Such a pretty invasive
Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis)
Not actually a primrose (Primulaceae)
Sacred Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera)
I’ve seen this ornamental flowering in gardens for a few weeks but this is the first time one has flowered in one of my orchards
Bell pepper (Capsicum annuum)
Melons (Cucumis melo)
Pearl Yarrow (Achillea ptarmica)
Like big yarrow
Common Agrimony (Agrimonia gryposepala)
Cup Plant (Silphium perfoliatum)
I had never seen this plant before but I knew it on site simply because I spend SO MANY HOURS staring at botanical guides.
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Dill (Anethum graveolens)
I’m always happy for plants with a distinctive smell.
Glossy False Buckthorn (Frangula alnus)
The bees were lovin it
Enchanter’s Nighshade (Circaea lutetiana)
This weird two petalled flower took me forever to figure out
And a bonus plant that’s been flowering for three weeks that I couldn’t figure out…Valerian (Valeriana officionalis)!
With smelly hollow stems