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Observations by Gary Fewless for Green Bay WI (Lat.N 44.51° Long. W 88.02° ), except as noted. For flowers lacking conspicuous petals or sepals I define "anthesis" as release of pollen by mature anthers.

June 2010wild rose, Green Frog, northern bush honeysuckle

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June 29 Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) and Silphium laciniata (compass plant).
June 25 There are always a few earlier plants right at the edge of pavement, etc, but today is the first day of general flower for Cichorium intybus (chickory) in the City of Green Bay.
June 20 Tilia americana (basswood) in flower.
June 16

Valeriana officinale (Valerian) is in flower. This is an invasive species that appears to be spreading quickly in Brown and Door Counties.

June 13 I may have missed the start, but Campanula rotundifollia (harebell) and Apocynum sibiricum (dogbane) are in flower.
June 12 Tilia cordata (little leaf linden) and Catalpa speciosa (catalpa) in flower, City Green Bay.
June 11 Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac) in flower.
June 9 Diervilla lonicera (northern bush honeysuckle) in flower.
June 5

Physocarpus opulifolius (ninebark) is in flower, Door County.

Snapping turtle laying eggs, Brown County, Allouez.

June 3

Convolvulus arvensis, the little white flowered field bindweed has begun to flower, Allouez, Brown county, WI.

Bromus inermis (smooth brome) has begun to flower (anthesis), Brown County. This is one of the most abundant grasses of old fields, rights-of-way, etc., in our area. Other abundant grasses of such untended sites include Elytrigia repens (quackgrass, long known as Agropyron repens; see June 1) and Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass, see May 24). These three often account for the Lion's share of plants in old fields and may also be the major species in lawns that are not heavily treated and groomed.

Today was an average day. You don't see many of those. The daily high (74° F) equaled the long term average high for this date and the low (50) was only 1 degree below the average.

June 1

Agropyron repens (quack grass) in flower (anthesis), Allouez, Brown County.

Fire flies are out; Redwing Blackbirds have fledged, Shawano Co., Hoffa Park, Seymour (Elaine Olsen Friedrick).

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