Early July on the Hellstrip

The milkweed flowers wither and give way to their plump, silk filled pods. Purple Coneflowers (Echinacea purpura) begin to open, attracting cheerful bees. The Indian Blankets (Gaillardia pulchella) continue to bloom – their red and gold petals contrast the tall green milkweed stalks.

Milkweed pods in early stage of growth
Purple Coneflower beginning to bloom
Purple Coneflower in full bloom
Indian Blanket

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