Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)
Here are three wildflowers blooming in central Ontario now.
Spotted knapweed may be pretty but it is also a villain. It tend to spread quickly and outcompete indigenous wildflowers.
Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)
The name says it's blue but I say it's purple. What do you think?
Elecampane (Inula helenium)
Elecampane usually grows in shady places. FYI: According to legend, elecampane grew where Helen of Troy's tears fell when Paris abducted her.
Evidence that local ducks are moulting
Not a flower, you are correct. But it is nature!
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