The non-native oxblood lilies started blooming this week. I started with three bulbs. It looks like they need to be divided soon.
Pine Muhly, Muhlenbergia dubia
Pine Muhly and Little Bluestem
The Liatris caught the attention of monarch butterflies.
Other butterflies visiting the garden are American Lady
and Common Buckeye
This damselfly is almost the same shade of blue as the flowers of Pitcher Sage, Salvia azurea.
Clammyweed, Polanisia dodecandra.
This is my third or fourth attempt over the years to try Pigeonberry, Rivina humilis. It is a shade loving plant in the pokeweed family that forms a 1 foot tall and wide bush. Mine always die before they get that large, so I bought a larger plant this time around. Pigeonberry has small spikes of white to pink flowers that are followed by berries.
The berries change from green to white to red and are a favorite of many bird species.
This yellow flowered plant is a mystery. It appeared on its own last year and returned again this year.
The plant grows about two feet tall and has narrow leaves along the lower portion of the stems. The flowers are about the diameter of a pencil eraser. Any ideas as to what this plant might be? Thanks Rock rose for identifying Prairie Broomweed, Amphiachyris dracunculoides.