Some of the early goldenrods are blooming now at Crow's Nest, though their peak bloom in sweeping masses has not arrived yet. But there is a lot of yellow now in our savannah.
Here's a plant that I like, at least until it sets seed—the bristly ticks that stick you your clothing. It is Desmodium canadense, the showy tick-treefoil.
Bees are going nuts over the flowers of sweet autumn clematis (Clematis virginiana) twining around other plants in our meadows (here growing over raspberry canes).
There is also some cardinal flower still blooming as well as great blue lobelia, Lobelia siphilitica, both in sunny wet meadows. The New York ironweed looks great right now and blue vervain is still blooming. Joe Pye weed is past peak but still attractive with dusty pink clusters of flowers.