Friday, August 23, 2013

Home in the meadow and bits of Riverside Park, Ottawa County, Michigan

Riverside Park in Ottawa County, Michigan

 Cardinal Flower




 Obedient Plant

 Max Lake at Bass River Recreation Area and Riverside Park

 Obedient Plant near the Grand River where I live.

Moth Mullein

 Button Bush
 Button Bush

 Swamp Milkweed


Just some random photos from August 2013.


Anonymous said...

Wow! I've never seen most of those flowers, and I've lived here my entire life. There are just to many places to go to find flowers (and birds) in Michigan.

Have you been right down by the Kalamazoo River in the Allegan SGA? When I've kayaked the Kalamazoo in late summer,I see more flowers than any other place that I kayak, but, I couldn't ID most of them.

Anonymous said...

Came across your blog by chance- but follow you now :) Lovely photographs indeed. Carina

New Hampshire Gardener said...

The cardinal flower is really beautiful. I wish I could find a few. The frog fruit is an odd one that I hadn't heard of until I saw it on another blog just the other day. I'll have to look it up and see if it grows here. Beautiful photos as usual!

Plants Amaze Me said...

Thanks, Carina

Plants Amaze Me said...

Thanks Allen, Have you ever found Cardinal Flower? Looks like it blooms throughout NH.

Frogfruit I found blooming right here along the river years ago, I see it doesn't grow in NH (according to one book), it is a colorful flower of the Verbena family, it grows in moist ground.

Plants Amaze Me said...

You're right, there are so many places to go I don't even get to them all.
At Ottawa Marsh in Allegan State Game Area the boat launch is down a long two-track, but Marie and I made it back there fine. It would be a good place to launch a kayak, then you could make a list of the flowers and birds you see. Or you could just have a relaxing paddle.