||Observation (Click on links for photos)
||Strong thunderstorms and
local flooding in northeastern Wisconsin
in the afternoon and evening. Some areas received over 6 inches of
rain(!) though most amounts were smaller, including Green Bay with
about 1 inch at the airport weather station.
(Echinochloa crusgalli) in flower and conspicuous in Green
Bay area. As the common name implies this species occurs in disturbed
soils, but is also common on shorelines of lakes and in other sunny,
(Drosera rotundifolia) in flower, Door County
(Euthamia graminifolia), giant sunflower (Helianthus
giganteus), turtlehead (Chelone glabra) in flower,
(Eupatorium maculatum) in flower, UWGB.
(Conyza canadensis) in flower, UWGB.
(Solidago juncea) in flower, UWGB.
Common water-hemlock (Cicuta maculata)
and jewelweed (Impatiens biflora) in flower, Brown
County, Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.
(Solidago gigantea) and Forest sunflower (Helianthus
decapetalus) in flower, UWGB.
(Silphium integrifolium) in flower, planted in UWGB prairie.
(Pycnanthemum virginiana) in flower, UWGB.
(Ratibida pinnata) in flower UWGB.
(Phryma leptostachya) and purple bergamot (Monarda
fistulosa) in flower, UWGB. Fringed loosestrife (Lysimachia
ciliata) is also in flower, but I probably missed the start. Also
dotted horsemint (Monarda punctata) was in flower in
Marinette County, but the starting date is uncertain.
(Melampyrum lineare) in flower. I can't monitor this one closely,
so it is not clear when it began to flower, but probably not more
than a few days ago. Also, the first ripe blueberries (Vaccinium
angustifolium) I have seen. Marinette County (Gary Fewless).
(Silphium laciniatum) and climbing prairie rose (Rosa
setigera) in flower in UWGB's planted prairie (Gary Fewless).
(Verbascum thapsus), Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica)
and Pennsylvania smartweed (Polygonum pensylvanicum)
first day in flower, UWGB. Also in flower, but probably not the first
day, spotted lady's-thumb (Polygonum persicaria) (Gary
First ripe black raspberries
(Rubus occidentalis), UWGB.
This appears to be a very good year for Canada thistle (Cirsium
arvense), with numerous large, flowering populations conspicuous
in our area (Gary Fewless).
Michigan Lily (Lilium
michiganense) and Swamp Milkweed
(Asclepias incarnata) in flower, Town of Cooperstown, Manitowoc
County (Joel Trick).
Anne's-lace (Daucus carota), butterfly
weed (Asclepias tuberosa), blue vervain (Verbena
hastata) and Basswood (Tilia americana) in flower,
I first noticed plantain (Plantago
major) in flower on UWGB today, but first flower dates vary
widely depending on conditions. Plants on recently disturbed, bare
soil in full sun, can flower two weeks or more before those on more
competitive sites or in partial shade.
(Centaruea maculosa) well into flower, Marinette County (Gary
(Amorpha canescens), mountain mint (Pycnanthemum
virgininaum) and monkey flower (Mimulus ringens)
in flower, UWGB (Gary Fewless).
||I first noticed New Jersey
tea (Ceanothus americanus) in flower today at UWGB--it
probably began a few days earlier (Gary Fewless).
(Stachys palustris), bouncing-bet (Saponaria officinalis)
in flower, UWGB (Gary Fewless).
(Asclepias incarnata) in flower, UWGB (Gary Fewless).
(Melilotus alba), day lily (Hemerocallis fulva),
catnip (Nepeta cataria) and showy centaury
(Centaurium pulchellum) in flower, UWGB (Gary Fewless).
Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
in flower in roadside ditches, City of Green Bay, but still not
flowering in open wetlands in the same area.
||Little leaf linden
(Tilia cordata) in flower, UWGB (Gary Fewless).
(Lysimachia nummularia) in flower, Brown County (Gary Fewless).