In search of flowers in the Northeast

August 6, 2019

Brooklyn Bridge Park

A walk in the park:

Swamp rose mallow

Joe Pye weed

White boneset

Smooth oxeye with oblong bracts below the ray flowers

Blue vervain

Mist flower

Mist flower closeup

Swamp milkweed

Culver’s root near the end of flowering

Great lobelia

Butter and eggs

Obedient plant


Scientific names and families:

Swamp rose mallow/Hibiscus moscheutosMallow Family: Malvaceae

Joe Pye weed/Eupatorium maculataAster Family: Asteraceae

White boneset/Eupatorium perfoliatumAster Family: Asteraceae

Smooth oxeye/Heliopsis helianthoidesAster Family: Asteraceae

Blue vervain/Verbena hastataVerbena Family: Verbenaceae

Mistflower/Conoclinium coelestinumAster Family: Asteraceae

Swamp milkweed/Ascelpia incarnata – Dogbane Family: Apocynaceae

Blue vervain/Verbena hastataVerbena Family: Verbenaceae

Culver’s root/Veronicastrum virginicumFigwort Family: Scrophulariaceae

Great lobelia/Lobelia siphilitica L. – Harebell Family: Campanulaceae

Butter and Eggs/Linaria vulgarisPlantain Family/Plantaginaceae

Obedient plant/Physostegia verginianaMint Family: Lamiaceae

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