It’s been dry, and that’s reflected in the plant life. Dogwoods, loaded with fruit, are turning; sourwood, too. Others, especially yellow-poplar, are already dropping their leaves. Among the wildflowers, only the composites — asters and their relatives, including this glorious Coreopsis — seem to be flourishing. Otherwise, if you’re looking for flowers you need to head for water, like the wetland along South Carolina that’s sporting this bounty of Obedient Plant.
Signs of Late Summer