Summer Wildflowers in PA

Asclepias syriaca
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Text and photos ©Nancy J. Ondra

A number of other garden bloggers have been thinking ahead to warmer weather and posting pictures of their favorite summer wildflowers. What a great excuse to look through our photo archives and indulge in some color. So, here’s my contribution to the cause: a gallery of native forbs and grasses, all taken in sunny, mostly wet meadows here in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Asclepias syriacus 3 June 19 07
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)  


Asclepias purpurascens
Asclepias purpurascens (purple milkweed)  

Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias incarnata (swamp milkweed)  

Asclepias tuberosa
Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed)  

Bouteloua curtipendula
Bouteloua curtipendula (sideoats grama) 

Tripsacum dactyloides
Tripsacum dactyloides (Eastern gama grass)  

Platanthera lacera
Platanthera lacera (ragged fringed orchid)  

Galium mollugo
Galium mollugo (smooth bedstraw)  

Scutellaria incana
Scutellaria incana (downy skullcap)  

Hypoxis hirsuta
Hypoxis hirsuta (yellow star grass)  

Lilium canadense
Lilium canadense (Canada lily)  

4 Comments on “Summer Wildflowers in PA

  1. Your flowers and photography are gorgeous! I enjoyed every one! Thank you so much for sharing and joining us!

    Elizabeth Joy

    And thank *you* for coming up with such a beautiful idea to brighten a somewhat dreary winter day!

  2. Lovely photos! I am so happy you have joined in the wildflower celebration!


    Welcome, and thanks for the kind comment!

  3. Your milkweed shots are wonderful. Milkweed is such an intriguing flower. Your grass shots are beautiful too. I like your site and your personal responses to each comment.

    Welcome, Molly! Thanks for stopping by. It’s been great meeting some new people through this event.

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