Schaefer Prairie - Minnesota

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cohan
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Lots of bloom still- when were the photos taken?

That field of sunflowers is very nice!

I've been photographing insects and arachnids on plants for the last several years, but haven't got around to trying to id many yet.. they are definitely a big part of the scene, though..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Mark McD
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Joined: 2009-12-14

Rick, your first Gentiana andrewsii photo should be the standard by which the species is identified, with those little fringes at the top of the "bottle", distinguishing it from the nearly identical G. clausa.  Great photos, showing a lovely plant.

The white Aster (sticking to "Aster" in the "recently older" sense) looks like Aster pilosus.

Your profile pic of Allium stellatum is gorgeous with a nice full head of bloom, it seems these midwestern forms have quite a distinctive look to them, and are really  attractive.

So far as Vernonia fasciculata, how tall does it grow?  Doesn't look as showy as many, but might it grow more luxuriant under cultivation without competition.

 

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
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RickR
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cohan wrote:

Lots of bloom still- when were the photos taken?

 

The last bunch was on a September 4th visit.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

cohan
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Same date as my last trip into the mountains- not surprisingly, much more in bloom where you were!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

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