Phenology updates: Deptford pink, Japanese barberry, garlic mustard, purple loosestrife, Queen Anne’s lace, mimosa, Chinese yam, and orange daylily

Hey AOWCP blog followers.  Uploading photos with updates of plant phenology has been one of my favorite things to post.  Unfortunately,  the main computer I am using doesn’t like loading pictures very well.  I will try harder to get to a different computer to keep loading pictures up.  Here are some highlights from the last month.


Deptford pink – Dianthus armeria : flowering


Japanese barberry – Berberis thunbergii : we used our weed wrench to pulled this guy up at a workshop


Garlic mustard – Alliaria petiolata : here are some garlic mustard basal rosettes (intermixed with some japanese stiltgrass – Microstegium vimineum).


Purple loosestrife – Lythrum salicaria : Blooming along the Ohio River.  Purple loosestrife blooms from early July to early September


Queen Anne’s lace – Daucus carota: Queen Anne sure does own a lot of lace around here.  Here is some flowering (white flowers) intermixed with some dried curly dock (Rumex cripsus).


Mimosa – Albizia julibrissin : Most have finished flowering by now, you may find a couple more still flowering the further north you are


Chinese yam – Dioscorea opposita: agressively growing, should have tiny bulbils (think of a tiny potato aboveground) forming at axis.


Orange daylilies – Hemerocallis fulva : Still flowering


About appalachianohioweeds

My name is Eric Boyda and I am the current coordinator of the Appalachian Ohio Weed Control Partnership. My interests include increasing the awareness of invasive plants and helping individuals or groups plan control strategies.

Posted on July 29, 2013, in Invasive phenology updates and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I sure get an education of plants in ohio on this blog, my barberry I plan on cutting down, I like it but frankly I can put something else in its place that I like better a climbing rose or something. I thought mimosa was too tender for ohio I have seen a few around and I think it is beautiful. i want one, but instead I am getting magnolia instead. let me guess magnolia is not native right? anyway I found two I really like what do you think, vulcan, rose marie and butterflies, kay?

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