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Solar-powered dairy case

Cooked by the summer sun, a few orders of Butter-and-eggs (Linaria vulgaris) brighten the main entry path of Weltz Park.

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Like cupped rays of pale blue moonlight, these Chicory flowers (Cichorium intybus) were practically glowing along the edges of the park trail.

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Young plant with a horn

Blaring orange, the flowers of this Trumpet creeper vine (Campsis radicans) put on quite a show to be seen, if not heard. These were near one entrance to the Union Transportation Trail in Upper Freehold.

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Blue in the place

A pleasing stretch of violets is blooming in one of the open lawns of Thompson Park. They may be Common blue violets (Viola sororia), appropriately the state flower of New Jersey.

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The Jewel in the Ground

If it’s possible for a plant to be both a weed and a jewel, then this striking flame of a flower is aptly named: Orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis). While it’s also known as Spotted Touch-Me-Not, I think ‘jewelweed’ better captures … Continue reading

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A patch of blue

This fuzzy-fat bumble bee was having his afternoon meal in a patch of blue wildflowers between one of the park paths and the nearby woods. Lunch seems to have been catered by Gill-Over-The-Ground, Ground Ivy, or Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea).

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