New things still bloom each week! Here are the species that started flowering in my five orchards in the fingerlakes region of western New York. Click here to go back in time.
Common Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)
Orange Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
My friend calls it “poppit weed” because the seeds explode out when you touch the pods.
Common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)
Common wormwood (Artemisia vulgaris)
Common purselane (Portulaca oleracea)
Split-lipped Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis bifida)
Wins the prize for coolest name this week
Horseweed (Conyza canadensis)
I use New England keys for many of my identifications, and interestingly this weed didn’t show up in them…guess it hasn’t spread to those states yet?
Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris)
In the same family as Amaranth!
Velvetleaf (Abutilon theophrasti)
Burdock (Actium minor)
I’ll never forget the Latin name of this species because my botany teacher always used to say “Brrrrrrr dock! Like the Arctic!”
Black eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
One of those species that been flowering in gardens for a while now
Blanket Flower (Gaillardia pulchella)
Culver’s Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)
Cannibalized from an old post because I forgot to take a photo in the field