Tall Sunflowers grace an overgrown field north of Taneytown in upper Carroll County MD
Biennial Gaura, a relative of the common Evening Primrose, along a roadside in northwest Carroll County MD. For some reason I find this wildflower only in the upper Monocacy valley.
I was quite surprised to see this Giant Swallowtail feeding on thistle flowers along a narrow road right near the PA line, just east of Emmitsburg. This is the first Giant I have ever seen in Maryland.
These Orange Coneflowers (Rudbeckia fulgida) were growing along the entrance road to Conway Robinson State Forest in Prince William County Virginia. They are rare in Maryland and become more common the farther south you travel.
Scaly Blazing Star is a late summer wildflower that prefers dry wood edges in the south. There are a few spots it grows at Conway Robinson State Forest.
A small wet area at Robinson S.F. had several bright scarlet Cardinal Flowers. They are one of my favorite late summer blooms.
Another species of coneflower at Conway Robinson, the Green-headed, Rudbeckia laciniata.
Pink Wild Bean growing alongside the entrance to Conway Robinson State Forest.