Weekly Wildflowers – Great Bay NWR, Newington, NH

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Maiden Pink, Dianthus deltoides, Caryophyllaceae
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Hoary Alyssum, Berteroa incana, Brassicaceae
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Common Milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, Apocynaceae
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Maiden Pink, Dianthus deltoides, Caryophyllaceae
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Blue Toadflax, Nuttallanthus canadensis, Plantaginaceae
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Sulphur Cinquefoil, Potentilla recta, Rosaceae
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Birdsfoot Trefoil, Lotus corniculatus, Fabaceae
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Queen Anne’s Lace, Daucus carota, Apiaceae
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Common Fleabane, Erigeron philadelphicus, Asteraceae
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Rabbit-Foot Clover, Trifolium arvense, Fabaceae
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Black-eyed Susan, Rudbeckia hirta, Asteraceae
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Whorled Yellow-Loosestrife, Lysimachia quadrifolia, Myrsinaceae
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Deptford Pink, Dianthus armeria, Caryophyllaceae
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Black Knapweed, Centaurea nigra, Asteraceae
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Brown Knapweed, Centaurea jacea, Asteraceae
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St John’s Wort, Hypericum perforatum, Hypericaceae
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Common Mullein, Verbascum thapsus, Scrophulariaceae
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Crown Vetch, Securigera varia, Fabaceae
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Morrow Honeysuckle berries, Lonicera morrowii, Caprifoliaceae

This entry is more properly titled “The Road into the Great Bay NWR”, since while we were probably on refuge grounds, these flowers were all found along the roadside, aka the classic example of “Disturbed Habitat” that most of these plants adore.

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