Late Summer Wildflowers in Howard County, Maryland

Autumn Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale, at the Gateway Business Park on August 28 2014.  Sneezeweed was once dried to a powder and used to make snuff.

Autumn Sneezeweed, Helenium autumnale, at the Gateway Business Park on August 28 2014. Sneezeweed was once dried to a powder and used to make snuff.

 

A Cardinalflower is brilliant even in shade at Gateway Business Park on August 28 2014

A Cardinal-flower is brilliant even in shade at Gateway Business Park on August 28 2014.

 

A Swamp Rose Mallow near Gateway .  Hidden beauty by the side of a busy road. Business Park

A Swamp Rose Mallow near Gateway Business Park . Hidden beauty by the side of a busy road.

 

Salt Marsh Tiger Moth on White eupatorium on September 3 2013 at Gateway Business Park

Salt Marsh Tiger Moth on White eupatorium on September 3 2013 at Gateway Business Park

 

Large Bur-marigold, Bidens laevis, Forebay Pond, September 17, 2013

Large Bur-marigold, Bidens laevis, Forebay Pond, September 17, 2013

 

Rose Mallow, near Gateway Business Park, September 3, 2012.

Rose Mallow–whiter bloom, near Gateway Business Park, September 3, 2012.

 

A Rose Pink, in the gentian family, grows along Route 29 in southern Howard County.

A Rose Pink,  a colorful member of the gentian family, grows along Route 29 in southern Howard County.

 

Yellow Crownbeard is uncommon in Howard County but frequent in southern Maryland.  This plant was blooming near Lake Elkhorn in Columbia on September 25, 2013

Yellow Crownbeard is uncommon in Howard County but frequent in southern Maryland. This plant was blooming near Lake Elkhorn in Columbia on September 25, 2013

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