Dayflowers and Gregg’s Mistflowers you are invisible to me. There’s a new kid in town: asters.
The stems and leaves are thin and not much to look at. Until they bloomed I wouldn’t have known the plants were even there. What a nice surprise. This is the mystery aster (to me) that grows near the creek.
They must like a little moisture. They grow near but not on the creek bank. And they grow in profusion lighting up the understory.
I can’t tell if they are pink or white or blue or maybe all of the above. Closeups:
We’ve enjoyed some refreshingly cool nights lately. We’ve actually been hitting the dew point which I am sure comes as a great relief to wildlife. It might not seem like much for us but if you are very small …