This is of interest for the bloom more so than the foliage. Something, either the dog, or deer seeking to drink where water drips into a depression in a large stone at the top of this slope or some other critter broke the only Dog Banana/Narrowleaf Pawpaw/Asimina augustifolia to the ground earlier in the summer. Since then, it put out new growth and bloomed. I've never seen blooms in late summer before.
I was eager for this plant to survive because it attracts Zebra Swallowtails as a host.
It was a good summer for Porterweed, too.
I thought that Duranta would never bloom. It's blooming well now.
We saw lots of Salvia leucantha on blogs farther south on Bloom Day. So far I've seen only one open bloom spike here. I always look forward to those velvety bracts.
He-Who-Mows made trails through the meadows this week so I can go look for fall wildflowers. I know that Elephant's foot has already bloomed. Silk Grass is about to open and there was lots of Eupatorium open when I took the dog for a ride. Buckeye butterflies are out, looking for Agalinis which has not yet bloomed.
Almost forgot, Rabbit Tobacco is blooming. It's small in the meadows. A clump that volunteered at the corner of the greenhouse is four feet tall. I had to stake it. I love it for its resinous fragrance when the leaves dry. I'm going to try making little pillows stuffed with Rabbit Tobacco.
Do visit Pam Penick's fantastic blog to see REAL Foliage Followups of all kinds.