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Joe Landsberger
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Perennials in July:

great st johnswort
July 5, 2020:
Great St. Johnswort (Hypericum pyramidatum).

"This species do not have nectarines, glands that secrete nectar for pollinators, but do produce a lot of pollen"

Cimicifuga racimosa
July 9, 2021:
Cimicifuga racemosa

(lots of aliases: black cohosh, black bugbane, black snakeroot, or fairy candle. Cimicifuga have recently been transferred to the genus Actaea.

Lysimachia clethroides
July 9, 2021:
Lysimachia clethroides

Gooseneck loosestrife: considered "aggressive" but can naturalize in controlled broad drifts

coral bellsJuly 8, 2020:
Coral bells (heuchera) from day 51.

Seems cracks in the limestone walk are perfect nurseries for their seedlings.

Mullein (Aaron's rod, Indian tobacco, Bullock's Lungwort, Lady's Foxglove)
July 12, 2020:
Mullein (Aaron's rod, Indian tobacco, Bullock's Lungwort, Lady's Foxglove)

July 14, 2020:

Day lily "firefly"
July 15, 2020:
Day lily (Hemerocallis firefly) hedge

wild petunia
July 15, 2020:
Wild petunia (Ruellia humilis)

Not really a petunia but is a native and seeds itself liberally

Calla lily Zantedeschia
July 15, 2020:
Calla lily (Zantedeschia)

This photo brings to mind Georgia O'Keeffe's work.

July 19, 2020:
Beebalm (Monarda didyma) with Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa).

fringed loosestrife
July 20, 2020:
Fringed Loosestrife (Lysimachia ciliata)

tiger lily
July 23, 2020:
tiger lily (‎Lilium lancifolium)

solomon seal
July 28, 2020:
Solomon Seal (Polygonatum)

indian grass
July 31, 2020:
Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

With a backdrop of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). "Fertile spikelets, whether they are sessile or pedicellate, are 5-8 mm. long (excluding their awns) and lanceoloid in shape; they are typically golden brown during the blooming period. Each fertile spikelet consists of a pair of glumes, a sterile lemma, an awned fertile lemma, and a perfect floret. The glumes are the same length as the spikelet; they are lanceolate, convex along their outer surfaces, longitudinally veined, and somewhat shiny. One glume is covered with silky white hairs, particularly along the lower length of its length, while the other glume is mostly hairless." I don't think I understand any of this.