Arboretum Father’s Day

IMG_0325We walked at the arboretum this morning, a good day to go, it was rainy and few people out. The woods are mostly overgrown now and the prairies and glades have taken over the show. Here is a sampling.

The biggest green dragon I've ever seen

The biggest green dragon I’ve ever seen

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Moth mullein (Verbascum blattaria), Figwort family

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Beech nut

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The glade coneflower was profuse this year. Maybe compensation for all the dogwoods lost to drought last year.

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Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)

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Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

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White wild indigo (Baptisia alba)

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Lead plant (Amorpha canescens)

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