july 20 meadowsweet2

July 20 – My continuing fascination with wildflowers.  I find that when I know the names of things I appreciate them all the more.  This is Meadowsweet.  One of the things I enjoy about reading about the wildflowers is when they describe where they live.  For instance, Meadowsweet and Blue Vervain like marshy conditions.  They are growing in a spot that I knew had lesser drainage, but they proved it.  The Blue Vervain is very pretty but I haven’t gotten a good picture of it yet as it’s a smaller flower (though on a tall bush) and I have to bushwhack to reach it.  The Meadowsweet is big and I can zoom it easily.  🙂