lobelia next to our campsite at Yellowstone Lake. The area appears to be an overgrown savanna... I don't think this is pale spike lobelia, could it be indian tobacco?
Does anyone know what this tree is? Huge leaves, looks familiar... can't place it.
I should know this one, its something like leaf-cup or twin leaf... can anyone help? Very abundant along bases of cliffs along the river, and valley slopes.
cliffbrake fern, fragile fern, among others.
A bad picture of canada milkwort. I think this is the first time I have seen it growing in the wild (where it was not planted). There were better examples along the way, but it seemed like they were all on downhills.
a baby chinquapin oak
also near these two were yellow pimpernel, prairie spurge, bluestem... and other conservative prairie plants I can't remember right now.
A poor photo, but there was a LOT of wild bergamot along the way.
yellow (?) giant hyssop
there was an incredible amount of American bellflower along the roadsides, I had never seen so much on my life!
purple joe-pye weed... I saw a lot of these with white flowers
woodland sunflower (H. strumosus?)
spotted joe-pye weed
prairie spurge (in white) with others
common evening primrose
Spiraea alba... aka meadowsweet
I need a botanist to help me out here, I think this is one of the indian plantains
Michigan lily, not to be confused with the MUCH more common Asiatic day lily
That's it for the driftless region. In a couple days I'll post about the flowers of the driftless region/Transitional Zone.