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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.

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Deptford pink – Dianthus armeria : flowering

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

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

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

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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).

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

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

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Orange daylilies – Hemerocallis fulva : Still flowering

Phenology Update: yellow sweetclover, chinese yam, burdock

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Yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)- flowering

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Chinese yam (Dioscorea opposita)- sprouting

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Common burdock (Arctium minus)- bolting