Remaining Bloomers

Summer eased into fall, and only a few flowers still bloom.

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Flowering tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)

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is a favorite of the tobacco hornworm.

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Heath asters (Symphyotrichum ericoides)

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attract late flying butterflies.

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Wild Indian strawberry  (mock strawberry)

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has red fruits that aren’t juicy and lack flavor.

The wild strawberry, (Fragaria virginiana) has a white fruit that’s said to be delicious. I haven’t seen it growing here in southern Illinois.

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Yellow woodsorrel (Oxalis stricta)

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Summer farewell aster with an immature assassin bug.

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A few roses still bloom on Grandfather’s Rose. It was given to my grandmother by my great grandfather, when my mother was born … in 1929.

Nature offers plenty to enjoy year round for those interested.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. You have a lot more blooming than we do. We’ve had several freezing nights but we still see an occasional goldenrod or false dandelion.

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