The summer season is here, and the wildflowers one sees out along the roads, in the fields, and in the woods show this.  By the end of May and the beginning of June, summer plants were taking over from the late spring blooms- one of the botanical inflection points of the year.

Here’s the prominent wildflowers one sees in June and July in Ohio.

 

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Chicory

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Queen Anne’s Lace (Wild Carrot)

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White Clover

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Red Clover

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Yellow Sweetclover

I usually see this starting to bloom 2 weeks before its sister plant…

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White Sweetclover

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Canada Thistle

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Wild Parsnip

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Crown Vetch

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Birds-Foot Trefoil

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Milkweed

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Common Teasel

Just saw this starting to bloom at the beginning of July

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Thistles

Also starting to bloom in early July

A few prairie flowers are blooming:

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Black-Eyed Susans

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Helianthus (Sunflowers)

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Purple Coneflower

And out in the woods:

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Orange Jewelweed

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White Avens

Also, you can still see a few plants that were going strong in the spring, like Oxeye Daisy, Yarrow and Fleabane.  The next important plant inflection point will happen in late July / Early August…that’s not as far away as you would think!