Friday, July 10, 2015

Wildflowers

The latest wildflower to bloom.Wild Bergamot Monarda fistulosa or Bee Balm

Wild Bergamot or Monarda or Bee Balm.   Bees love this plant…it has a square stem which identifies it to be in the Mint Family.   Everyone has a family and that goes for plants too.  The oil from the plant is used in Earl Grey Tea.  This plant is Native to Minnesota.

False Sunflower Heliopsis helianthoides

False Sunflower or Heliopsis helianthoides, there is a patch of this sunflower on the east side of the house on the edge of the woods.  One flower per stalk, makes it easy to identify this plant of the Aster Family.  Native to Minnesota.IMG_8984

What else is blooming Chance?  Why Daisies of course!

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Oxeye Daisies… non native plant it was introduced or was a garden escapee of the Aster Family.

These are just a few plants that are blooming in our yard or nearby this week.

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21 comments:

  1. Handsome photo of Chance! I learned something new about the oil used in Earl Grey tea - thanks!
    Wishing you guys a nice weekend.

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  2. Love the photo of Chance. He looks like he is searching for more wild flowers. Wish I could see more flowers blooming where I live. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  3. Beautiful creature, Chance. And the flowers are lovely, too. Like your new header. I should change mine but it's too much like work. :-)

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  4. Your wildflower expertise is clearly awesome. "Square stems". "Earl Grey Tea" etc.....:)

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  5. That Chance looks very elegant in the daisy patch.

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  6. Beautiful flowers, useful information, and one handsome border collie!

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  7. I used to tell people that about my bee balm too, but apparently the bergamot in Earl Grey tea is from the rind of the bergamot orange.
    We have the same daisies, I wonder if anyone doesn't?:)

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  8. A nice collection of wildflowers! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. It's nice to have a refresher on the plants of Minnesota. I had forgotten about the Earl Grey tea.

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  10. All your flowers are beautiful but Chance takes the cake!

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  11. I think that sometimes wildflowers are as beautiful as the pedigreed ones! Chance looks very content moseying through the daisies.

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  12. I love Bee Balm..the photo of Chance is a good one!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

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  13. Got to love that bee balm--- your wild flowers look better than some of my brought plants.

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  14. I have to say that some of the wildflowers are the prettiest around.

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  15. We get a lot of those little wild daisy's around here. They are so pretty!
    I planted something that is supposed to be bee balm, but it hasn't flowered. I didn't know it was used in tea.
    Chance is handsome as always. :-)
    Keeping you all in my prayers. ♥

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  16. Wild flower blooms are on the wane. Any natural area has a lot of flowers for us to enjoy.

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  17. always interesting to stop here for a visit. You do a great job showcasing the wild flowers and sharing information about them, too. Seeing that handsome four-legged model in the photos from time to time is fun, too.

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  18. I have three different colors of bee balm in my garden in Minnesota, red, purple, and pink. I didn't know if it would grow in South Carolina so I was excited to see some in a plant sale this s week and brought it home. And it is my favorite bee balm color, too -- red! I hope southern hummingbirds like it as well as northern ones do.

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  19. As much as I like my cultivated flowers, wild flowers are just so special. thanks for sharing yours.

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  20. Chance looks so pretty among the little daisies! Wildflowers are so pretty.

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  21. I didn't know bergamot was in the mix for Earl Grey tea. I have some hand lotion that is supposed to have bergamot in it. Sure doesn't smell like Earl Grey ;)

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