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I decided to create this post as a way to share images of plants that grow in the wild. I'm a huge fan of the great outdoors, I get outside all the time and I often photograph the plants I see. Mother Nature is who I look up to as a gardener. Not only is she an expert gardener, but she's an expert plant designer, too. Humans frequently try to edit her work, but what she's created can never be topped. I hope you all participate along with me when you get the chance, and help me keep this thread going to show all of Mother Nature's work. Please share your photos of nature's garden if you have them. If you don't, head outdoors with a camera and take some photos!

I'll start by sharing a few of the plants I've come across in the past week.

New England Aster
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Bottle Gentian
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I'm not completely sure, I believe this is some kind of wild sunflower.
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Sneezeweed
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Great Blue Lobelia
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I love your flowers. Unfortunately, the only flowers we have here are the dandelions, hahahaaa. My husband is a good gardener but his main trip are edible plants like vegetables and small trees. Sometimes he plants peanuts, cassava, okra and other vegetables. We have lemon trees, a grape vine and some other fruits. By the way, we have a sampaguita flower here, it is a small bush that produces flowers all year round. It is the national flower of our country.
 
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If only I had the time... There are not many opportunities in the city to view "nature gardens". Everything's either cultivated or some unwanted invasive. The asters are lovely! I'm thinking of going out to get some this morning.
 
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I love the flowers especially the sneeze weed (quite a name that, wonder about that too). We have so many wild flowers here I will be sure to post pics of few of them. It is true mother nature remains unchallenged in her natural works.
 

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I love the flowers especially the sneeze weed (quite a name that, wonder about that too).
Sneezeweed is poorly named. It doesn't make you sneeze and doesn't affect allergy sufferers. It also isn't a weed. (y)
 
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I love your shots of these wild flowers! I have aster growing in the garden at the moment, too! They attract lots of different skippers so far.
 
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Bottle Gentian looks magical:) All these plants are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your lovely pictures with us, JBtheExplorer.
 
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The're so pretty!!!:love: My favorite is Purple Coneflower. I love this combination of pink and red:)
 
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What are those flowers that look like blue daisies? They're beautiful and very, very cute! If they grew in my garden, I'd cut one and put it in my hair:D
 

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Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. I love the colors, I like to walk my neighborhood to see how people are growing their gardens, this year there were not many flowers. The wild honeysuckle was cut down by the county. I miss walking past that spot and smelling the honeysuckle. I agree Mother Nature is the best gardener.
 

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What are those flowers that look like blue daisies? They're beautiful and very, very cute! If they grew in my garden, I'd cut one and put it in my hair:D
Those are Asters, in the same family as daisies and sunflowers.
The first one is Smooth Blue Aster, I think. The second one with the thinner petals is New England Aster.
 
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Lovely shots JB! (y) They are pretty flowers and this is the time of year when they come into bloom to brighten autumn/fall days. :) They are of course Asters but known mainly by their common name Michaelmas Daisies here in Britain because they start to bloom around the time of the 'Feast of St. Michael' which occurs on 29th September.

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Those are Asters, in the same family as daisies and sunflowers.
The first one is Smooth Blue Aster, I think. The second one with the thinner petals is New England Aster.
Thank you for answering my question:) It's very interesting. To be honest, I didn't know that daisies and sunflowers belong to the same family. They seem so different!
 
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I love all those colors, they're beautiful!:) It's amazing how colorful and pretty flowers can be. I've caught a cold, so I have to sit at home, but looking at these pictures really makes me want to go for a walk!:)
 
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Asters are absolutely everywhere now! I don't know if I've even seen so many Asters before. Many different kinds, too. I went out to a prairie pathway today and in some spots there were waves of purple Asters. I should've photographed them, but I did get some photos.


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