Late Bloomers

While most people associate wildflowers with spring, a number of species in New Hampshire don't bloom until later in the growing season. These images are of several species observed by NH Heritage staff during field work conducted in late August and early September of this year (hold mouse over images for captions).

Lobelia cardinalis (cardinal flower) in Hampstead, early Sept. 2006 (photo by Ben Kimball for the NH Natural Heritage Bureau) Nymphaea odorata (white waterlily) at Ballard State Forest in early September 2006 (photo by Ben Kimball for the NH Natural Heritage Bureau)

Oxalis stricta (showy yellow wood sorrel) at Bedell Bridge State Park in late August, 2006 (photo by Ben Kimball for the NH Natural Heritage Bureau) Adlumia fungosa (climbing fumitory), a rare plant species at Pawtuckaway State Park, early Sept. 2006 (photo by Ben Kimball for the NH Natural Heritage Bureau)

1. cardinal flower (Lobelia cardinalis) in Hampstead, early Sept. 2006
 2. white waterlily (Nymphaea odorata) at Ballard State Forest, early Sept. 2006
3. showy yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta) at Bedell Bridge State Park in late August, 2006
4. climbing fumitory (Adlumia fungosa) at Pawtuckaway State Park, early Sept. 2006

(photos by Ben Kimball)

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