Ahh-choo it is the yellow and purple time of year.
This is Liatris pychnostachya or Prairie Blazing Star. It blooms from the top down.
This is Liatris ligulistylis or Rough Blazing Star. It looks like little bouquets on a stem. I just happened to catch this Monarch Butterfly by happenstance.
Liatris both types are tall grass prairie plants that are native to Minnesota.
The Goldenrods are blooming everywhere. There are many different varieties this year and more Goldenrod than I have seen in years. It must have been all the rain and cool weather in June.
Solidago rigida or Stiff Goldenrod
I am unsure what the REAL name of this Goldenrod is… I hope I have good enough photos of the foliage to identify it…if not I will have to go back to Ashley’s Road!
Far Guy is still struggling with a cold..it is an on again off again relationship...he started taking his allergy pills again. He finally got his at home oxygen and uses it when he exercises or whilst he cuts down Tansy…a beautiful yellow flower that has taken over the wild gardens. He first got a sore throat after a long trimming session. He uses the oxygen at night too…we don’t know if he needs it at night or not yet…they have to run some more tests. He wears it at night but invariable rips it off…he says some nights the tubing almost strangles him. His oxygen tank supply gal is a real crank…even worse than me. Her customer service skills are lacking….you can tell she doesn’t like her job. She rolls her eyes and shakes her head when you ask a question and says “I don’t have time for this.” I don’t think she will last long. Just for the record I have not complained about her yet. BUT one of these days she might get on my last nerve.
I am feeling better, almost normal but still tired…I was low on potassium so now I am taking a potassium tablet and trying to eat potassium rich foods.