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Summer Wildflowers of June and July.

July 2, 2016

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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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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Common Teasel

Just saw this starting to bloom at the beginning of July

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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!



17 Comments leave one →
  1. July 2, 2016 9:48 pm

    Love this; thank you! We have the same wildflowers here in southern Wisconsin, and I love them all, especially chickory and Queen Anne’s Lace. 🙂 Wonderful post.

  2. The Smiling Pilgrim permalink
    July 3, 2016 1:04 am

    Love those wild flowers 🙂

  3. July 3, 2016 6:06 pm

    Thank you for this interesting catalogue.

  4. July 4, 2016 2:52 pm

    amazing post, thanks

  5. July 5, 2016 7:22 pm

    Hi. We in New Brunswick are a ways behind although many of the species you mention are in bloom. I am wondering if you have Vipers Bugloss which is in bloom here.

    • July 7, 2016 8:19 am

      Thanks Jane- I want to say I’ve seen Vipers Bugloss but it’s not common at all in my neck of the woods. We have Great Lobelia here which you see in moist woodland areas- it looks quite similar!

      • July 7, 2016 7:17 pm

        We went to Saint John today and, in the middle of an asphalt parking lot in the city was a sprig of Viper’s bugloss.

  6. July 5, 2016 11:15 pm

    Beautiful selection!

  7. July 13, 2016 6:00 pm

    Lovely. We have most of these in Wisconsin including a couple patches of Birds-Foot Trefoil in the lawn. I just happened to be wondering what this was so your timing is perfect!

  8. July 24, 2016 11:53 pm

    Your wonderful photography makes the common white clover look like a treasure fit for a queen. So that’s chicory! I’ve often heard of it, and I think I’ve seen it!

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