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Dense Blazing Star, Liatris spicata

 

Flowering grasses
  • Andropogon gerardii Big Bluestem
  • Cenchrus longispinus Sandbur
  • Danthonia spicata Poverty Grass
  • Elymus canadensis Wild Rye
  • Elymus virginicus Terrell Grass
  • Eragrostis pectinacea Purple Love Grass
  • Hordeum jubatum Squirrel-tail Grass
  • Hystrix patula Bottlebrush Grass
  • Panicum virgatum Switchgrass
  • Phragmites autralis Reed
  • Schizachyrium scoparium Little Bluestem
  • Sorghastrum nutans Indian Grass
  • Spartina patens Salt-meadow Cord Grass
  • Spartina pectinata Prairie Cord Grass

 

Summer Wildflowers



Prairie sites reach their peak of bloom between late July and mid August each year. The best sites for seeing a profusion of wildflowers are Tallgrass Prairie Heritage Park, Spring Garden Prairie (off Spring Garden Road) and the Ojibway Prairie Provincial Nature Reserve.

The following plants begin to bloom in July or August:

  • Agrimonia parviflora Agrimony
  • Aletris farinosa Colic root
  • Alisma pantago-aquatica Water-plaintain
  • Amphicarpa bracteata Hog-peanut
  • Apios americana Ground-nut
  • Asclepias sulivantii Sullivant's Milkweed
  • Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Milkweed
  • Aster laevis Smooth Aster
  • Aster umbellatus Flat-topped Aster
  • Aureolaria virginica False Foxglove
  • Ceanothus americanus New Jersey Tea
  • Centaurea maculosa Spotted Knapweed
  • Centaurium pulchellum Branched Centaury
  • Cicuta maculata Spotted Cowbane
  • Circium discolor Field Thistle
  • Circium muticum Swamp Thistle
  • Clematis virginiana Virgin's Bower
  • Coreopsis tripteris Tall Coreopsis
  • Desmodium canadense Showy Tick-trefoil
  • Dioscorea villosa Wild Yam
  • Epilobium coloratum Willow-herb
  • Eupatorium maculatum Spotted Joe-Pye Weed
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset
  • Euphorbia corollata Flowering Spurge
  • Gaura biennis Biennial Gaura
  • Gerardia purpurea Purple Gerardia
  • Gerardia tenuifolia Slender Gerardia
  • Hackelia virginiana Stickseed
  • Helianthus divaricatus Woodland Sunflower
  • Helianthus giganteus Tall Sunflower
  • Hypericum gentianoides Orange-grass
  • Hypericum punctatum Spotted St. John's-wort
  • Impatiens capensis Spotted Touch-me-not
  • Juncus effusus Soft Rush
  • Juncus tenuis Path Rush
  • Juncus torreyi Coville
  • Lactuca biennis Tall Blue Lettuce
  • Lechea leggettii Pinweed
  • Lechea villosa Hairy Pinweed
  • Lespedeza capitata Round-headed Bush-clover
  • Lespedeza hirta Hairy Bush-clover
  • Lespedeza intermedia Wand Bush-clover
  • Lespedeza virginica Slender Bush-clover
  • Liatris spicata Spiked Blazing Star
  • Lilium michiganense Michigan Lily
  • Lilium philadelphicum Wood Lily
  • Lindernia dubia Water Pimpernel
  • Lobelia cardinalis Cardinal Flower
  • Lobelia siphilitica Great Blue Lobelia
  • Ludwigia alternifolia Rattle-box
  • Ludwigia polycarpa Many-seeded Ludwigia
  • Lycopus americanus Cut-leaved Water-horehound
  • Lythrum alatum Wing-angled Loosestrife
  • Mentha arvensis Common Mint
  • Mimulus ringens Monkey Flower
  • Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot
  • Oenothera biennis Common Evening Primrose
  • Oxypolis rigidior Cowbane
  • Pedicularis lanceolata Swamp Lousewort
  • Polygala sanguinea Field Milkwort
  • Polygala verticillata Whorled Milkwort
  • Polygonum tenue Slender Knotweed
  • Prenanthes alba White Lettuce
  • Prenanthes racemosa Glaucous White Lettuce
  • Pycnanthemum virginianum Virginia Mountain Mint
  • Ratibida pinnata Gray-headed Coneflower
  • Rhus copallina Winged Sumac
  • Rudbeckia hirta Black-eyed Susan
  • Sagittaria latifolia Duck Potato
  • Saponaria officinalis Bouncing Bet
  • Scirpus atrovirens Dark Green Bulrush
  • Scutellaris laterifolia Mad-dog Skullcap
  • Silphium terebinthinaceum Prairie Dock
  • Solidago bicolor Silver Goldenrod
  • Solidago canadensis Canada Goldenrod
  • Solidago graminifolia Flat-topped Goldenrod
  • Solidago juncea Early Goldenrod
  • Spirea tomentosa Hardhack
  • Steironema quadriflorum Prairie Loosestrife
  • Strophostyles helvola Trailing Wild Bean
  • Teucrium canadense Germander
  • Tradescantia ohiensis Ohio Spiderwort
  • Urtica dioica Slender Nettle
  • Verbena hastata Blue Vervain
  • Verbena stricta Hoary Vervain
  • Vernonia missourica Missouri Ironweed
  • Veronicastrum virginicumCulver's Root


Please cite this page as:
Pratt, Paul D. 2005. Summer Wildflowers of the Ojibway Prairie Complex (Version 14MARCH05). Ojibway Nature Centre Home Page. Department of Parks & Recreation, Windsor, Ontario. http://www.ojibway.ca/julaug.htm


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