In the wild, central Ontario this week
Most flowers are gone now and seeds are maturing and finding ways to spread. In the largest square, you can see that the prickly cucumber (Echinocystis lobata) has dried and opened and released its seeds.
Moving clockwise: Most of the seeds of Virgin's bower (Clematis virginiana) have now dispersed, but the seed inside the red osier dogwood (Cornus stolonifera) is still on the plant as is its bright red leaf. The red berries of the highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) still contain their seeds and are likely to remain on the bush until spring when birds are hungry enough to eat them - they don't appear to be as appealing this time of year. Goldenrod (Solidago ssp.) are still hanging onto their seeds.
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