Flowers vs. Weeds – Some more identifications

Thanks to Sandy for the ID of the Woodland Sunflower.  I then bought the book “Wildflowers of Michigan – Field Guide” by Stan Tekiela to ID some others.  The updated IDs are listed below each flower where available.  Again, if you have a different name, let me know.

Mark

When I walk around the dirt roads and paths near here I see lots of blooms.  Are they flowers or are they weeds?  I guess one man’s treasure is another man’s trash, but to me they are all beautiful.  Some are so small you almost miss them if you don’t look closely.  Others are so big you can’t miss them.  Here are a few that I photographed this afternoon.  I’ve tried to name those that I can, but if you know the name, or a different name, please let me know through the comments.

Unknown wildflower

Unknown wild flower – Still Unknown

Spotted Knapweed

Spotted Knapweed

Unknown wildflower

Unknown wildflower – Canada (?) Hawkweed

Queen Ann's Lace

Queen Ann’s Lace

Unknown wildflower

Unknown wildflower – Woodland Sunflower

Unknown wildflower

Unknown wildflower – Hawkweed

Aster

Aster

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Black Eyes Susan

Black Eyed Susan

Aster

Aster – Flat-Topped Aster

Unknown wildflower

Unknown wildflower – Still unknown

Unknown wildflower

Unknown wildflower – Tufted Loosestrife

So, keep your eyes open and see all the beauty around us.

Mark

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