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Friday, July 29, 2011


Summer is in full force, and the dog days are right around the corner, if they're not here already.  And I've been slowly adjusting to my surroundings here in the "Stateline Area."  It helps to have a lot of nature close at hand, and a girlfriend who likes taking pictures of weeds!  Look for my full-scale Rapport de Beloit coming in a week or so, but in the meantime, here's my July Weed and Wildflower Inventory:

Stateline Restoration Prairie.

Purple Field Clover (Dalea purpurea)
Prairie Fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

Queen Anne's Lace AKA Wild Carrot (Daucus carota), with unidentified wasp.

Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

Common Pepperweed  (Lepidium densiflorum)

Nerd Alert!

Mystery Cricket.

Hoary Vervain (Verbena stricta)

Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Ox-Eye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

[Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana)]

Unidentified Weird Ass Weed

Bird's-Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculata)

Shriveling flowers of the Spotted St. John's Wort (Hypericum punctatum).

Four O-Clock (Mirabilis nyctaginea)

Common Soapwort  (Saponaria officinalis)

(???) (Again.)
[Hoary Alyssum (Berteroa incana)

"Identifying weeds and wildflowers is FUN!"

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All photos taken by Stephanie Dorman at Stateline Restoration Prairie, Beloit, WI/South Beloit, IL, or Unnamed South Beloit City Park, South Beloit, IL.

Part Two (I know, I know-- more plants!) is coming this weekend.


  1. I love your sun hat, John! Also, you and Stephanie have created a lovely tour of prairie flowers. I hope you're well!

  2. Very cool the Rowe's here in Poynette have done the same thing in between my mom's house and there's it is a 2 acre field with mowed walking paths. I love walking there and taking pictures. keep the pictures coming.

  3. What a nice place. It’s very refreshing to see different flowers. If given a chance I’d love to visit that place and explore different things.