Hot and Muggy, but the blossoms in wetland areas are lovely!
Largest square: Cedar waxwings seem to be everywhere. Perhaps they always are and I am just paying more attention this year.
Working clockwise: purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) - a beautiful but invasive weed that now occurs in every U.S. state except Florida; swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata) - a lovely plant visited by bees and butterflies; Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense) - also known as lettuce from Hell thistle, which says a LOT, don't you think?; white berries of the red osier dogwood (Cornus servicea) - inedible berries; and heal-all (Prunella vulgaris) - once proclaimed a holy herb that could drive away the devil, but I have never tried it so don't now if it works on ALL devils.
FYI: I list the botanical names because many common names vary from place to place but their Latin names do not.
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