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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Autumn wildflowers reprise

Another post of wildflowers from the middle Georgia sandhills... I sometimes read about how flowers are a rare commodity in the Autumn, and I've always had a lot of flowers in my Autumn gardens.

ageratina altissima

eupatorium coelestinum (algeratum)


salvia azurea

cabbage white butterfly (Pieris rapae)

camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris)

Monarda punctata

Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) visits turk's cap hibiscus (malvaviscus arboreus) above and salvia microphylla below.

Monarch and gulf fritillary share Miss Huff (lantana) blooms

American Ladies on narrow-leaved sunflowers (helianthus angustifolius)

Narrow leaved sunflowers in the meadow with little bluestem and goldenrods.



Blogger stiener said...

Great pictures! We share so many plants, like the Wild Ageratum(ageratina altissima) here in the sands of the post oak savannah of Texas. What is your zone?

October 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

Thanks Randy... Algeratina is completely different from ageratum. It looks the same, blooms at the same time, but unrelated. Algeratina, AKA white snakeroot, is somewhat infamous for causing milk sickness when animals eat it while being depended on for their milk. Abe Lincoln's mom is said to have died from it.
I still like it, I have other plants in my garden that are considered poisonous... Not a problem if I don't eat them...
I'm in 8a, and yeah, sand hill plants seem to be fairly widespread among a large area of sandhills. You've got me thinking that maybe I should do a post on Sandhills, and how widespread they are...

October 29, 2012 at 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very unusual looking Monarda punctata!

October 29, 2012 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger stiener said...

The mist flower and the Big Blue Sage are just beautiful, Thank you ! This was THE year for camphor weed here!

November 3, 2012 at 8:50 AM  

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