I haven't seen elecampane other years, but this year I've seen several of them in the neighbourhood. It's a strong, attractive plant and I think I'll try to get some seeds in the fall to plant at our place.
I like the big swirly leaves.
Joe-pye weed is sold at plant nurseries but the domesticated varieties aren't much different than the wild plants. The butterflies like the clusters of little flowers.
I like the dark stems and fluffy old-rose flowers.
A very spiky thistle - why did the Scots want such a painful flower to be their favourite flower?
Purple Loosestrife growing in the tall reeds. I know the Purple Loosestrife is invasive but it is still pretty to see
in the ditches. Anyway, it'll have a fight on its hands with the reeds.