Wednesday, September 23, 2015

September Wildflowers

 Fall aster

There are quite a few varieties of wild asters in Ontario and, truth be told I'm not sure which one this is.  Next time I take photos I MUST take good photos of the leaves and stems as well as the blossoms.

 Jewelweed or touch-me-not  (Impatiens capensis)

I love these blossoms because they attract hummingbirds, but others appreciate this plant because the juice in its stems is said to cure poison ivy.

Great Blue Lobelia (Lobelia siphilitica)

This plant likes moist soil and some shade. I've tried to grow this showy wildflower in my gardens but alas my soil is too dry.

I am linking to Wildflower Wednesday HERE 

and because S is for SEPTEMBER

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE 



48 comments:

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful and very colourful!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindas! adoro! bjs, chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas e belas flores silvestres.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Jacquelineand.... said...

They're all beautiful, but jewel weed is a personal favourite. =)

Andy said...

These flowers are gorgeous. The fields and meadows are putting on a spectacular show with them.

Jo said...

Oh these flowers are exquisite. I've planted impatiens and lobelia here in my indigenous SA garden and enjoyed them immensely. Great images. Thanks for sharing. Jo

Margaret Adamson said...

the flowers are very beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, pretty wildflowers. I love the asters. Have a happy day!

Revrunner said...

I know I've spotted the first two this fall in various places, not sure about the latter.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A nice range of colours for Autumn.

Jenny said...

I tried jewelweed for poison ivy rash but it made no difference. Had to resort to cortisone cream. I'm a bit of an expert in poison ivy as I used to get it every June from our dogs.
Aren't the asters lovely?

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

purdy shots

VP said...

Amazing shots!

Sandra said...

the jewel and the purple one look a lot like orchids.

Christine said...

I didn't even know there was a larger variety of lobelia! I love the Color of the jewel weed.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Beautiful, I love the first picture, such a colour contrast between the flowers and the background...

Lea said...

Very pretty, especially the Aster!
Happy Wildflower Wednesday!
Lea

Sylvia K said...

So beautiful and so colorful!! I love them all!! Great captures as always! And thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!

RedPat said...

A pretty post for the day, EG!

William Kendall said...

Very pretty! Touch-me-not obviously means business!

David Gascoigne said...

It's always fun to introduce little kids to Jewel Weed and see their reaction when the seed pod explodes.

Norma Ruttan said...

I did not know there was such a flower as a wild aster- such a gem-like color! the others are quite lovely too. I usually buy a packet of wildflower seeds in the spring, but none of these are in it. Probably it's because these don't do well in Indiana, or not... I think I would enjoy seeing a Jewel Weed pod explode too!

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful, delicate colouring!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful flowers and nice capture for views! I like wildflower and they seems unique to each other.

Stephanie said...

So pretty these flowers.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Pretty flowers! I would love to find a natural cure for poison ivy- now that I've had my first ever case..I hope to never have it again!!

Lowell said...

I think you ought to stop whining! These are beautiful flowers an your photography is excellent! So there! :)

Susan said...

Very, very pretty!

Linda W. said...

Gorgeous! Nice to see you still have some wildflowers blooming.

Anvilcloud said...

I have never noticed touch-me-nots. They look interesting.

countrygardenuk said...

Lovely Asters. I grow some garden varieties here in the UK but I have never seen any wild ones nearby.

Cloudia said...

Your photos make me hear music










ALOHA
ComfortSpiral
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Shammickite said...

I love the wild flower colours of the fall. I'll be out walking with my camera this weekend as long as the sunshine holds out!

Michelle said...

I love the shade of orange on that flower.

TexWisGirl said...

love the purple asters!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos of the fall flowers. I find our fall asters are a lot paler for some reason, almost mauve or white. I prefer the dark purple. I've seen the Touch Me Not plants but not the wild Lobelia, which is beautiful.

Rose said...

I wish I had taught myself long ago to always take photos of the leaves of plants/flowers. I should know better by now but I still forget.

These are beautiful!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful flowers. I think the Asters are my favourite.

Janie said...

Beautiful pictures. I often find that I haven't gotten a good enough photo of the leaves to identify a plant with certainty. There are so many species!

Breathtaking said...

Lovely wild flowers and superb shots of them. I love lobélia but have never seen the wild variety. Such gorgeous colours.

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

All These lovely flowers. I like the blue one ... :)

Debbie said...

awwwwww, my favorite color!!!!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

colorful and beautiful! thank you for sharing them with us!

Halcyon said...

Such pretty wildflowers!

Kay said...

I don't think I've seen jewelweed before - it's very pretty and I can imagine what a sight it would be with a happy little hummer. And I've never seen wild lobelia, either - just cultivars which seem to be pretty adaptable.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Beautiful wildflowers! You caught them well.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Donna said...

Some of my favorite wildflowers!

Ruby Manchanda said...

Lovely flowers

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