Friday 19 July 2013. No Photos. Ironweed and Swamp Mikweed

Succeeded in getting out of the house just about 5 am and without smart phone!!

So this will be brief, just a sketch of a pink flower that caught my eye from a distance in the wet area near the southwest corner of Meadowbrook Park. Suspected it was something different from the very purple ironweed (genus Vernonia, not sure which species) that was starting to appear, but did not tramp into the wet ground and high vegetation to get the i.d. (Which I did do a couple days later to determine that it was a non-common, presumably swamp, –Asclepias incarnata-milkweed. And what a cool name!)

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Otherwise the prairie flower-chorus was led by yellow coneflowers and purple-pink Monarda: summer-gorgeous!

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