Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Preserving Beautiful Kentucky

Sep
03

August Wildflowers at Little Wolf Nature Preserve

Posted by Timm

Each month I say, “This was the most amazing month yet for wildflowers!”  And August was no exception.  Our fields came alive with giant blooms of yellow sunflowers, accentuated with purple ironweed.  And there were many other beautiful colors as well…

  

Cardinal Flower

Cardinal Flower

   

    

Tickseed Sunflower

Tickseed Sunflower

  

  

Smartweed

Smartweed

  

  

Prairie Spurge

Prairie Spurge

  

  

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

Blue-Stemmed Goldenrod

  

  

Indian Tobacco

Indian Tobacco

  

  

Mistflower

Mistflower

  

  

Pink Wild Bean

Pink Wild Bean

  

   

Partridge Pea

Partridge Pea

  

  

Smooth Sumac

Smooth Sumac

   

   

Poison Ivy

Poison Ivy

  

   

Joe-Pye Weed

Joe-Pye Weed

  

  

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

  

  

Hoary Tick-Trefoil

Hoary Tick-Trefoil

  

  

Dwarf St. John's Wort?

Dwarf St. John’s Wort?

  

  

Carolina Elephant Foot

Carolina Elephant Foot

  

 

Spotted Jewelweed

Spotted Jewelweed

  

  

Pale Jewelweed

Pale Jewelweed

  

  

Field Bindweed

Field Bindweed

  

  

Spike Lobelia

Spike Lobelia

  

  

Thistle

Thistle

  

  

Lance-Leaved Goldenrod

Lance-Leaved Goldenrod

  

  

Virginia Meadow Beauty

Virginia Meadow Beauty

  

  

Thoroughwort

Thoroughwort

  

  

Ironweed

Ironweed

  

  

Marshpepper Smartweed

Marshpepper Smartweed

  

   

Black-Eyed Susan

Black-Eyed Susan

   

    

Kudzu

Kudzu

   

   

Chinese Lespedeza

Chinese Lespedeza

  

   

Downy Lobelia?

Downy Lobelia?

  

  

Sunflower

Another type of Sunflower (notice the spider!)

  

  

Purple Morning Glory

Purple Morning Glory

 

Flowers identified with the help of:

  1. Sean O Said,

    I cannot believe that you were close enough to poison ivy to take a picture of the flower!

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    Little Wolf Nature Preserve is a private preserve located in the Daniel Boone National Forest in Southern Kentucky, USA.

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