Mysterious wildflowers

I said yesterday that the wildflowers here are completely different from what I’m used to. And they are. In the prairie walk, I would guess that seeds of native plants have been put down on purpose, just from the sheer variety and number of them.

Get your wildflower guide and tell me what you think these are (my guesses are on Flickr):

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(Those are blackberries. This shot looks like a Brambly Hedge illustration, to me)

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(Mulberries. So tasty, but so out of reach)

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(Black raspberries–over for the season)

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3 thoughts on “Mysterious wildflowers

  1. The big round lavender flowers appear to be milkweed. The long skinny white ones are clover, just like the pink balls below. The last one looks like butter ‘n’ eggs, but isn’t. The yellow daisies are probably black eyed susans and the purple ones purple coneflower or echinacea (although it doesn’t look quite right). The teensy white daisies I’ve seen before, but don’t know what they’re called. As for the rest? No idea! You stumped me.

    Fun walk, though!

  2. Everything you guessed was right; the last ones that look like yellow pea blossoms are “showy rattlebox” according to my Audubon guide. The tiny daisies are fleabane… they come in pink and purple, too. There is yellow clover as well as white, and the guide calls it “sweet clover” to differentiate it from the puffy pink stuff.

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