3 or 4 years ago the meadow was full of these daisies;
they are starting to return. I don't know where they've been.
Two views of Elephantapus above. At left, drying 3-cornered seed pods. On the right, the large leaves that hug the ground. My view of a large patch of Elephantapus was too blurred to show. This is one of my favorite natives.
Smartweed where the pond overflows.
Ducks will feast on Polygonum seeds.
Beautyberry grove. It gets bigger every year.
Pink wisps of Eragrostis. Some time ago, I showed pictures of a pink flowering grass in the springtime and called it Eragrostis. It isn't. The winter grass is Agrostis. Grasses sure are confusing. In front of the Eragrostis are seeds of a coarse grass or sedge that I need to go back and look at more closely.
Ever-spreading wild Lantana
No butterflies stood still for a photograph.
One little Skipper clung to a blossom, can you see him?
Around on the north side opposite Lantana grows Baccharis,
about to open fluffy white flowers. Goldenrod is opening fast.
I go back and look at my own previous years' posts about wild flowers. Every year is different because of difference in rainfall, wind patterns that sweep seeds usually to the east and other factors like animals eating seeds and dispersing.