What’s blooming this week? (14 July)

Some things that just started this week…click here to go back in time.

Eggplant (Solanum melongena)

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Eggplant

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Eggplant

Tall Lettuce (Lactuca canadensis)

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Tall Lettuce

Perennial Sow Thistle (Sonchus arvensis)

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Perennial Sow Thistle (it’s sticky)

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

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Bull Thistle

American False Pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegioides)

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American False Pennyroyal

Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)

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Spotted Knapweed (I think I mistakenly IDed a different Centaurea as this a couple of weeks ago, but I’m willing to wager that this is the first time I’ve actually seen spotted knapweed blooming here)

Red-rooted Amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus)

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Amaranth

Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

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Purple Coneflower

Fuller’s Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

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Teasel

Goldenrod (Solidago sp (altissima maybe))

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Goldenrod

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The flowering of goldenrod always makes me sad because it heralds the beginning of the end of summer ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

White Vervain (Verbena urticifolia)

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White vervain

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White vervain

Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus caudatus)

Purple Amaranth

Purple Amaranth

Common Hollyhock (Alcea rosea)

Another one I've seen blooming in gardens but not my orchards until this week

Another one I’ve seen blooming in gardens but not my orchards until this week

And here’s one for the readers…I’m not too good at ornamentals.ย  This one is a mint (Lamiaceae).ย  Any suggestions from the audience?

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7 thoughts on “What’s blooming this week? (14 July)

  1. Pingback: What’s blooming this week? (July 21) | standingoutinmyfield

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