Poke berries in all stages. I know I have talked about them before, but every time I see them I have to stop and admire their outrageous colors.
They start out with bright lime green berries on fuchsia stems...
Then as the berries ripen, they turn deep purple.
Here are velvety sumac berries. Most are dried up now, with the seed clusters dry and darker.
Their leaves turn a beautiful bright red. I would like to get a stand of these established back in the field. Wonder if they grow easily by planting the berries? I need to look up some info.
These gorgeous red berries are on the dreaded invasive honeysuckles. Birds eat them, and of course, spread seeds with their droppings.
These next two photos are seed pods on a low growing plant. Does anyone know what these are? It's growing at the edge of the woods, but stretching out toward the light.
It's probably something else invasive - it seems like plants that put off that many seeds are usually the kind that cause a problem.
There is still plenty of our state flowers blooming...Goldenrods.
I'd like to have those in the flower bed but it would probably kill them to dig them up. I'll just admire them where they're growing.