Early August Flowers

This blog is written by a gentleman who lives in Cheshire County. I thought his observations about August flowers he encounters on his outdoor adventures might be of interest to you. 🙂

New Hampshire Garden Solutions

1. Summer Flowers

It’s the time of year when our roadsides and meadows turn into Monet paintings and I love to see arrangements like this one even if the purple loosestrife is invasive. Goldenrod, boneset and yarrow are also in this little slice of what we see.

2. Boneset

At a glance common boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) looks like white Joe Pye weed. That’s because the two plants are closely related. In fact they can often be found growing side by side, but boneset blossoms a little later than Joe Pye weed here. I find it on river, pond and stream banks; almost always near water.

3. Boneset

The perfoliatum part of boneset’s scientific name means “through the foliage” and that’s how its stem appears to grow; as if the leaves have been perorated by it. Joe Pye weed leaves have leaf stems (petioles) and look very different.

4. Fringed Loosestrife Plants

Pretty little fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliate)…

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Strafford County Master Gardener Association, part of the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, sixty+ gardeners strong, educating through gardening in Strafford County New Hampshire.
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One Response to Early August Flowers

  1. Oddment says:

    “Perfoliatum” — how interesting! I love the crowdedness of everything in the top photo; it captures August exactly. Thanks to you and to the blogger!

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