Late bloomers

This blog post features photos of two late-summer flowering plants: Garden Phlox; and Common Evening Primrose.

Garden Phlox

A small plot of Garden Phlox (Phlox sp.) was spotted growing along Great Blue Heron Trail, beside Accotink Creek at Accotink Bay Wildlife Refuge, Fairfax County, Virginia USA. This species is a garden variety that escaped into the wild.

Common Evening Primrose

Common Evening Primrose (Oenothera sp.) was spotted in a shady location alongside Deephole Point Road at Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Prince William County, Virginia USA.

Evening Primrose is quite common but sometimes is not noticed because the flowers close up in bright light… Source Credit: Alonso Abugattas Jr, Natural Resources Manager for Arlington County Parks, Virginia USA.

Credits

Sincere thanks to members of the Capital Naturalist Facebook group for help in identifying these flowering plants.

Copyright © 2019 Walter Sanford. All rights reserved.

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