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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

summer critters and unusual wildflowers

 hummingbird visiting rose of sharon

 Dragon fly on corn tassel

 Dragon fly on poppy pod

 American lady butterfly on butterfly weed

 Leaf-foot bugs eating corn

Ompalocera munroei ... Leaf-roller cat from pawpaw... I planted those for the zebras... not these guys...

Whorled leaf coreopsis (Coreopsis major) Wild collected in town....

another whorled coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata) seems to be on the Georgia DNR's watch list... to determine conservation status.... One of the naturals out here in the sand-hill garden.

Bee visits St. John's wort (Hypericum prolificum)


 Matelea decipiens 
Seed pod

Another matelea... Gonolobus suberosus... Matelea gonocarpos

Flowers on the Delphinium carolinianum... 
Last year... the rodents ate this rare beauty, hence the wire cage this year.

Hairy Dawnflower... Stylisma villosa



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos. . . .I am so jealous of your hummingbird! :-) I have two small rose of Sharon plants, but never dreamed they'd attract hummingbirds. Of course, I rarely ever see them anyway and I've planted countless plants for them!

July 2, 2014 at 3:49 PM  

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