I discovered Flower Friday while visiting Lorilin@Bugbugbooks and decided to begin sharing some flower pictures from our gardens along with some information about them. Please check out Lorilin’s blog if you haven’t already for book reviews and more!
Last time I shared Marigolds and Pumpkins. Here are other 2019 shares:
- Jerusalem Artichoke
- Tiger Lily
- The Zinnia and the Swallowtail
- Wax Begonia
- Mountain Mint
- Spring Blooms
- One Beautiful…One Interesting
- Persian Carpet Zinnia
- Hibiscus (non-tropical)
- More Hibiscus
- Volunteer sunflowers
- Lemon queen sunflowers
Camphorweed (Heterotheca subaxillaris)
I thought twice about sharing these because they aren’t spectacular, but I do find beauty in them.
The daisy-like flowers remind me of dandelions and daisy fleabane. They’re quite lovely actually and the bees love them.
I just adore the shape of the spherical flower buds right before they open. If you zoom in on this photo you can see that even after the flower bud opens, the bulbous bud remains under it. Plus, there are scads of flowers on each stem.
Some say wildflower, some say weed, some say herb, but I would definitely agree that this type of camphorweed exhibits weedy behavior. One section of this pasture is covered with it.
The plant has been used medicinally to help with a handful of ailments.
- Scientific name: Heterotheca subaxillaris
- Order: Asterales
- Family: Asteraceae (Aster Family)
- Native: United States
Thanks for checking out Flower Friday! Have a wonderful weekend!
🧡 Mischenko 🎃