August Fields and Roadsides

Now is a great time to go outside for a walk and learn a bunch of new wildflowers– all at one time!  The fields and roadsides are ablaze with tall, colorful, conspicuous wildflowers. You will not have to hunt for them–many of these species grow 3 to 7 feet tall! Yellow flowers are dominating the landscape, but there are also plenty of purples and blues, whites and pinks.  Treat yourself!  Go for a walk and enjoy these last days of summer color.

Here’s a sampling of what’s flowering in my neck of the woods. Most of these portraits were taken today at the Deerfield Trail in Blacksburg:

Great Blue Lobelia
Great Blue Lobelia
Green-headed Coneflower
Green-headed Coneflower
Jewelweed
Jewelweed
Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye Weed
Thistle
Thistle
Crownbeard
Wingstem
Butterfly Weed
Butterfly Weed
Goldenrod
Goldenrod
Meadow Parsnip
Cowbane, or Stiff Cowbane
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False Sunflower
blue mist flower or wild ageratum
blue mist flower or wild ageratum
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Black-eyed Susan
ironweed
Ironweed
The leaves and flowers of snakeroot
Snakeroot
Biennial Gaura or Beeblossom
Biennial Gaura or Beeblossom
Mari loves the Deerfield Trail
Mari loves the Deerfield Trail

2 thoughts on “August Fields and Roadsides”

  1. I think so. There is a lot of it flowering on the first half of the Deerfield trail now. It closes late in the day though. It is a pretty little flower, understated, but really delicate.

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