Mellow Yellow

Hi River Roaders,

This week we’ll take a retrospective of some images previously posted over the past 15 months that highlight some of our yellow flowers through the seasons.

Out wonderful native Trout Lilies are pollinated by bees and a variety of beetles, and are one of our earliest blooms.

Golden Ragwort (Packera aurea) is a wonderful plant that remains evergreen and has wonderful flowers for most of April and May.

Late spring brings the carrot-like blooms of the Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea), which is host plant for swallowtail butterflies.

Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) are another late spring/early summer flower.

A summer classic, the Black-eyed Susan.

Late summer brings the blooms of a Senna, which is in the pea family. We have a couple of these plants behind the handicapped parking area.

Our wonderful Green-head Coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata), that blooms in late summer. This is a real pollinator magnet, and we’ve been transplanting it to other areas on our site.

It doesn’t make you sneeze, but this Common Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale) also blooms in late summer.

Finally, late summer and fall bring our wonderful Goldenrod (Solidago sp.). We have many different species on our site.

I hope you enjoyed this retrospective. Coming soon – blue, red, white, and purple!

Stay cool,