Tuesday July 8th
HOT HOT HOT
We took a short walk to explore a stand of Mullein which I had noticed a few days ago.
Mullein flowers (Verbascum thapsus)
.........and while the Mullein was glorious there were a few other plants in their golden glory.
St Johns Wort flowers (Hypericum perforatum) (other common names include Tipton's Weed or Klamath weed)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) flowers -up close
(other common names include Common Yarrow, Gordaldo, Nosebleed plant, Old Man's Pepper, Sanguinary, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Thousand-leaf), Thousand-seal)
And here is my favorite photo of the afternoon
A Wild Columbine (seed pod)
(Aquilegia canadensis ) Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae)
Columbine nectar and pollen benefit hungry birds and insects, such as hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. An edible flower.