Blooming Summer Wisconsin Native Wildflowers in Waukesha County 2020

I have tried to capture some of the recent beauty of some late spring and summer blooming native wildflowers. Most wildflower images have been taken in the yard here in Waukesha County. Other locations and they noted, were taken at the Retzer Nature Center or in the South Kettle Moraine in Waukesha County. It has been an amazing year for wildflower blooms with the on going moisture and warm temperatures.

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Smooth Phlox, Phlox glaberrima interior

Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum at Retzer Nature Center

Wild Petunia, Ruellia humilis at Retzer Nature Center

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostemum purpureum at Retzer Nature Center

Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata at Retzer Nature Center

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

False Sunflower, Ox-eyed Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Turk’s Cap Lily, Lilium michiganense in the South Kettle Moraine

Red Bee Balm, Monarda didyma

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus

Swamp Milkweed, asclepias incarnata in the South Kettle Moraine

Tennessee Coneflower, Echinacea tennesseensis

Royal Catchfly, Silene regia

Butterfly Milkweed, asclepias tuberosa

Nodding Pink Onion, Allium cernuum

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium yuccifolium

Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea

Tennessee Coneflower, Echinacea tennesseensis

Smooth Phlox, Phlox glaberrima interior

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Blooming Summer Wisconsin Native Wildflowers in Waukesha County 2020

  1. Pilar Ossorio says:

    Thank you for these. The Lily was otherworldly.

  2. Dirk Janssen says:

    Good stuff, Jim

  3. Mary Jo says:

    You have captured the beauty of what many people call weeds, Jim. Thank you for the lovely pictures of wild flowers – and for naming them. To me, the beauty of a Wisconsin prairie in full bloom in the summertime breathes relaxation, peace, joy and hope. Thank you again.

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