Now that it’s November, the wildflower season has come to a close. But let’s take a last look at those hardy wildflowers that saw the season out.
And now for one that I didn’t see…
A rare and beautiful October wildflower is the Fringed Gentian. In Last call for fen flora, Jim McCormac tells of his trip to Betsch Fen to see these beautiful flowers. Apparently his quest involved wading through a creek and traveling through a woods that was without a trail. Having never seen one myself, I will close out with a photo of the flower that aecole2010 published under a Creative Commons license at Flickr.
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11 thoughts on “October wildflowers”
Love your photos here, Deb! So pretty.
That should have been Rumex not Rumes.
Your unidentified pink spike sure looks like a rumes (smartweed) to me, but without any foliage it’s difficult to tell.
Ted, thank you for your response. Here is what the foliage looks like.
Due to your tip I have been searching Flickr for photos of smartweed. Maybe I have been seeing Polygonum caespitosum? Or Polygonum pensylvanicum?
Just lovely! Those colors are glorious. 🙂
Thanks, FeyGirl. 🙂
Brilliant shots, I love the detail of the bee on the aster 🙂 ♥
Thanks, Becky. 🙂
Gorgeous! I miss them…:-(
Thanks, Amy. Me, too. 🙁