Purple Loosestrife ( Lythrum salicaria ) 

 Loosestrife invades submerged lands in springtime. Wildfowl has its natural surroundings stolen by this aggressive beauty.


 Common Thistle ? ( Cirsium vulgare.) 

Be careful ! Birds of a feather flock together !  

       Common burdock ? (Arctium minus)       

It clings on places where it should not ! One easely forgets it is a flower !

     Common Milkweed ( Asclepias syriaca )

Its high fragrance attracts insects, especially Monarch butterflies.

A close up photo shows a beetle on an element of the cluster.  Its seeds, covered with siky hair, are  enclosed in a large pod.