No Birds — Smell the flowers

Last month, while on an outing to Lamoille County, I was a little frustrated with the lack of birds until I noticed some of the plants blossoming along the roadside where the dog and I were walking. I changed gears and decided to look more closely at the flowers and shoot some photos.  Some I knew, others I looked up in my guidebook, Wildflowers of Vermont by Kate Carter (a great little guidebook.)

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

Tall Goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota)

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota)

Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

Spotted Joe-Pye Weed (Eupatorium maculatum) Thank you Erin at Birds of Vermont Museum.

Fireweed  (Epilobium angustifolium)

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium)

And lastly, a plant that I am sure is common but one that does not jump out of the book at me.  Ideas?  (See revised caption)


My friends at Birds of Vermont Museum identified this as meadowsweet (Spirea latifolia). It was not in my book.

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