Wisconsin Native Wildflowers at Lakeshore State Park in Milwaukee Wisconsin on July 7, 2017

I stopped at Lakeshore State Park this morning in Milwaukee to see what was blooming there. The park has a nice variety of Wisconsin native wildflowers in beds throughout the park.  The park is getting near peak blooms as only a few species are on their way down with most in full bloom with yet more still to come. What a showcase today! It was mostly sunny with a few clouds but there was a steady breeze from the west where at times when the plants would just not sit still. Images were taken on July 7, 2017.

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea – not a true native to Wisconsin

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostemum purpureum

White Prairie Clover, Petalostemum candidum

Lance-leaved Coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata

Wild Quinine, Parthenium intergrifolium

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Wild White Indigo, Baptisia leucantha

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

 

Wisconsin Native Wildflowers in Waukesha County Wisconsin on July 6, 2017

I went out for a short time this morning to capture some of Wisconsin stunning native wildflowers in Waukesha Co. Wildflowers have been blooming for months now, but the peak is getting close as I figure with most species blooming at one time. There was a good breeze blowing early morning which made for some challenges in capturing some of the images. The heat was setting in with full sun lots of humidity when I left. Images were taken on July 6, 2017

Smooth Phlox, Glaberrima ssp. interior

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Rosen Weed, Silphium intergrifolium

Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Prairie Cinquefoil, Potentilla arguta

Smooth Phlox, glaberrima ssp. interior

False, Oxeye or Early Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides

Wild White Indigo, Baptisia leucantha

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca with a honey bee…

Pale Purple Coneflower, echinacea pallida

Branched Coneflower or Brown-eyed Susan, Rudbecki triloba

Yellow Coneflower, ratibida pinnata

False, Oxeye or Early Sunflower, Heliopsis helianthoides

Smooth Phlox, glaberrima ssp. interior

Prairie Cinquefoil, Potentilla arguta

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Butterfly Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Wildflower Walk and Photo Shoot at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha Wisconsin on July 19, 2016

We had a very nice turnout of members show up this morning for the annual wildflower walk and photo shoot at the Retzer Nature Center in Waukesha. This annual event is a field trip for the Retzer Nature Center Camera Club. Lighting was nice early this morning with light cloud cover and very little wind for the 2 hour event. I think the group walked away with some great shots as it is peak blooming time for many native species at the nature center. It was a fun event for everyone in sharing some of each others photography tips and ideas. Some images to share from the event today on July 19, 2016.

Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis

Cardinal Flower, Lobelia cardinalis

Wild Petunia, Ruellia humilis

Wild Petunia, Ruellia humilis

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Nodding Onion, Allium cernuum

Nodding Onion, Allium cernuum

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Rosenweed, Silphium integrifolium

Rosenweed, Silphium integrifolium

Culver's Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Prairie Indian Plantain, Arnogossum plantagineum

Pale Indian Plantain, Cacalia atriplicifolia

Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium yuccifolium

Rattlesnake Master, Eryngium yuccifolium

Woodland Sunflower, Helianthus divaricatus

Woodland Sunflower, Helianthus divaricatus

Sweet Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Sweet Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia subtomentosa

Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea

Purple Coneflower, Echinacea purpurea

Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum

Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum

Dense Blazingstar, Liatris spicata

Dense Blazingstar, Liatris spicata

Blackeyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Blackeyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Early Goldenrod, Solidago juncea

Early Goldenrod, Solidago juncea

 

Spring Blooming Native Wildflowers in Waukesha County Wisconsin on June 9, 2016

I have put together some recently taken images of wildflowers here in Waukesha Co. There are a couple that are native to the midwest, but not Wisconsin. Those wildflowers are stated on the images. Images were taken in 2016 through June 9, 2016.

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Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

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Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

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Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis alba

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Wild Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis

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Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

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Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

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Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

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Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

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Meadow Phlox, Phlox maculata (introduced species in Wisconsin)

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Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

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Wild Blue Indigo, Baptisia australis, (introduced species in Wisconsin)

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Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

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Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum

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Wild Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis

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Meadow Phlox, Phlox maculata (introduced species in Wisconsin)

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Meadow Phlox, Phlox maculata (introduced species in Wisconsin)

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Wild Iris, Blue Flag, Iris versicolor

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Wild Iris, Iris virginica shrevei

Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia

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Yellow Pimpernel, Taenidia integerrima

Summer Blooming Wisconsin Native Wildflowers in Waukesha County on July 15, 2015

Summer Blooming Wisconsin Native Wildflowers in Waukesha County on July 15, 2015.

Turk's cap Lily, Lilium michiganense

Turk’s cap Lily, Lilium michiganense

Turk's cap Lily, Lilium michiganense

Turk’s cap Lily, Lilium michiganense

The bud of the Turk's cap Lily, Lilium michiganense

The bud of the Turk’s cap Lily, Lilium michiganense

Prairie Dock, Silphium terebinthinaceum

Prairie Dock, Silphium terebinthinaceum

Prairie Dock, Silphium terebinthinaceum

Prairie Dock, Silphium terebinthinaceum

Culver's Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver's Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

Sullivant's Milkweed, Asclepias sullivantii

Sullivant’s Milkweed, Asclepias sullivantii

Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum

Compass Plant, Silphium laciniatum

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Turk's cap Lily, Lilium michiganense

Turk’s cap Lily, Lilium michiganense

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbecki hirta

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbecki hirta, image taken July 5, 2015

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbecki hirta

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbecki hirta, image taken July 5, 2015

Spring Blooming Wisconsin Native Wildflowers 2015

Spring Blooming Wisconsin Native Wildflowers 2015

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata

Wild Iris, Iris virginica shrevei

Wild Iris, Iris virginica shrevei

Wild Iris, Iris virginica shrevei

Wild Iris, Iris virginica shrevei

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

Wild Cloumbine, Aquilegia canadensis

Wild Cloumbine, Aquilegia canadensis May 8, 2015

Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum

Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum May 8, 2015

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata May 8, 2015

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata May 8, 2015

Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia May 8, 2015

Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia

Foamflower, Tiarella cordifolia May 8, 2015

Jack in the Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum

Jack in the Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum May 8, 2015

Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginica

Virginia Bluebells, Mertensia virginica May 8, 2015

Large White Flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum

Large White Flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum May 8, 2015

Large White Flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum

Large White Flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum May 8, 2015

Large White Flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum

Large White Flowered Trillium, Trillium grandiflorum May 8, 2015

Jack in the Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum

Jack in the Pulpit, Arisaema triphyllum May 8, 2015

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata May 8, 2015

Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum

Prairie Smoke, Geum triflorum May 8, 2015

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis April 2015

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis April 2015

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis April 2015

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis April 2015

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis

Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis April 2015

Wisconsin Native Wildflowers and Shrubs July 5, 2014

22 different Wisconsin native wildflowers and shrubs blooming on July 5, 2014. Most images were taken at the Retzer Nature Center Waukesha County Wisconsin. A couple others were taken on private property in Waukesha County Wisconsin.

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Compass Plant, Silphium lacinatum

Compass Plant, Silphium lacinatum

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Wild Bergamot, Monarda fistulosa

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Meadow Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Meadow Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

Leadplant, Amorpha canescens

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea, Ceanothus americanus

Prairie Cinquefoil, Potentilla arguta

Prairie Cinquefoil, Potentilla arguta

Angelica, Angelica artopupurea

Angelica, Angelica artopupurea

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense

White Wild Indigo, Baptisia leucantha

White Wild Indigo, Baptisia leucantha

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostemum purpureum

Purple Prairie Clover, Petalostemum purpureum

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

Pale Purple Coneflower, Echinacea pallida

Glade Mallow, Napaea dioica

Glade Mallow, Napaea dioica

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Hoary Vervain, Verbena stricta

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Yellow Coneflower, Ratibida pinnata

Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata

Lance Leaved Coreopsis, Coreopsis lanceolata

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata

Prairie Coreopsis, Coreopsis palmata

The start of blooming Culver's Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

The start of blooming Culver’s Root, Veronicastrum virginicum

White Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

White Yarrow, Achillea millefolium

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta

Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Swamp Milkweed, Asclepias incarnata

Meadow Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Meadow Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Butterfly Plant, Milkweed, Asclepias tuberosa

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense

Showy Tick Trefoil, Desmodium canadense

Wisconsin Native Wildflowers June 8, 2014

On a wildflower walk this morning I enjoyed some of Wisconsin’s beautiful native wildflowers. Images were taken on June 8, 2014.

Prairie Phlox, Phlox pilosa

Prairie Phlox, Phlox pilosa

Prairie Phlox, Phlox pilosa

Prairie Phlox, Phlox pilosa

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

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Wild Lupine, Lupinus perennis

Canada Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Canada Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Canada Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Canada Anemone, Anemone canadensis

Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum

Wild Geranium, Geranium maculatum

Wild Blue Flag, Iris virginica shrevei

Wild Blue Flag, Iris virginica shrevei

Wild Blue Flag, Iris virginica shrevei

Wild Blue Flag, Iris virginica shrevei

Prairie Smoke, Geum triforum

Prairie Smoke, Geum triforum

Prairie Smoke, Geum triforum

Prairie Smoke, Geum triforum

Wild Blue Flag, Iris versicolor

Wild Blue Flag, Iris versicolor

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

Wild Blue Phlox, Phlox divaricata

Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders, Zizia aptera

Heart-leaf Golden Alexanders, Zizia aptera

Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Ohio Spiderwort, Tradescantia ohiensis

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata with Hoverfly gathering pollen.

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata

Prairie Spiderwort, Tradescantia bracteata with Halictid Bee, gathering pollen.