Had a nice walk in Ives yesterday evening. One flower we saw was grayhead coneflowers. They were kind of droopy because of the recent dry spell, and just because they tend to be kind of droopy.
The tick-trefoils are blooming. A good time to walk in the Openings. In a few weeks you won't be able to do it without picking up a load of triangular ticks from several different species of these.
Smooth false foxglove, Aureolaria flava.
Orange-grass (Hypericum gentainoides) are small plants with small leaves flowers, easily overlooked. The scale-like bits on the stem of the lower flower are typical leaves.
The original golden arches! Both gray goldenrod and this early goldenrod (Solidago juncea) are now blooming in Oak Openings.