Well, I missed a couple of weeks because I was traveling, and as I did my transects this week, I could see that the flowering season is beginning to taper in New York. The largest novel component to the flora is the goldenrods (Solidago spp.), which I need to work on to better understand. I might dedicate an entire post to them next week.
This is the time of the year when the asters really dominate. Goldenrod is getting into its prime, with 22 species in New England alone, all flowering in August and September (except for Early Goldenrod which starts at the end of July).
Regardless, here are the things that started flowering some time in the last three weeks.
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Common Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)