Here's a sampling of what's blooming now in my gardens and along the roadside...
|Echinacea purpurea 'Purple Coneflower'
|Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'
Not a native Coreopsis, but still a wonderful flower!
|Larkspur? Not sure of the type or even if it's the right ID. This is one of the plants I picked up at the Master Gardener
plant exchange and I've lost the tag and forgot what it was!
|Verbascum thapsus 'Common Mullien'
Common throughout Missouri, but originally one of the first plants introduced from Europe. Actually I thought this was a native Missouri wildflower for years and transplanted it from a field into my garden!
|Aristolochia tomentosa 'Dutchman's Pipe'
Vine native to Missouri, host plant to the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.
|Asclepias syriaca 'Common Milkweed'
Along the fence line down the road from my property. Host plant of the Monarch buterfly.
|Packera aurea 'Golden Ragwort, Squaw weed)
Native to Missouri. Growing along the fence line...
clay and limestone