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Field Notes for June 2023

We'd like to share a small sampling of photos and plant phenology sightings selected from among the thousands of observations made in Indiana by Indiana Backyard Observers and iNaturalist observers during the month of June. Observers made a total of 9036 observations in Indiana using iNaturalist in June, reporting 3486 observation of 636 species of plants and 5550 observations of 1133 species of animals. With Nature's Notebook, observers monitored the presence of 17 species of animals, and reported on the phenophase status of 168 species of plants, collecting 4939 records. Did you observe these changes, too?


Flowering Shrubs, Vines and Trees

These shrubs, vines and trees flowered during the month of June.

Early June Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) Eastern Poison Ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) Mid June American Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Common Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata) Late June Black Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) Northern Catalpa (Catalpa speciosa)


Fruiting Shrubs, Vines and Trees

Early June

Boxelder (Acer negundo)

Mid June Common Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata) American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) Common Hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) Prickly Gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati) Fragrant Sumac (Rhus aromatica) Late June Common Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis) Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) Boxelder (Acer negundo) Eastern Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) Mapleleaf Viburnum (Viburnum acerifolium) Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) American Beech (Fagus grandifolia) American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) American Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana) Basswood (Tilia americana) Guelder-Rose (Viburnum opulus) Black Locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)


Weedy Plants

Though often dismissed as mere weeds, these plants fill important roles in our ecosystems. They can be found in yards and gardens, from roadsides to fields, Some of these are native, but many are not.

Early June Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) - flowering Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) - flowering Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) - flowering Ground-Ivy (Glechoma hederacea) - flowering Chicory (Cichorium intybus) - flowering Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) - flowering Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans) - flowering Purple Crownvetch (Securigera varia) - flowering Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) - flowering White Clover (Trifolium repens) - flowering American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) - flowering Mid June American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) - flowering & fruiting Purple Crownvetch (Securigera varia) - flowering & fruiting White Avens (Geum canadense) - flowering Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) - flowering Chicory (Cichorium intybus) - flowering Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) - flowering & fruiting Field Penny-Cress (Thlaspi arvense) - ripe fruit Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) - flowering & fruiting Yellow Sweetclover (Melilotus officinalis) - flowering Wild Garlic (Allium vineale) - flowering & fruiting Late June Carolina Horsenettle (Solanum carolinense) - flowering American Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) - flowering Chicory (Cichorium intybus) - flowering Purple Crownvetch (Securigera varia) - flowering Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) - flowering Lanceleaf Loosestrife (Lysimachia lanceolata) - flowering White Avens (Geum canadense) - flowering Common Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) - flowering Wild Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) - flowering Great Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) - flowering Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense) - flowering Queen Anne's Lace (Daucus carota) - flowering Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) - flowering Black Medick (Medicago lupulina) - flowering Hop Trefoil (Trifolium campestre) - flowering Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus) - flowering


Invasive Plants

Early June

Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) - flowering & fruiting White Mulberry (Morus alba) - fruiting Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) - flowering Japanese Honeysuckle (Lonicera japonica) - flowering Norway Maple (Acer platanoides) Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora) - flowering Mid June Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) - fruiting Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) - flowering & fruiting White Mulberry (Morus alba) - fruiting Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) - ripe fruit Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) - fruiting Tree-of-Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) Late June Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) - flowering & fruiting Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) - flowering & fruiting Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) - flowering


Flowering Herbaceous Plants

Early June

Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) Fire Pink (Silene virginica) Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica) White Campion (Silene latifolia) Hemp Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) Smooth Ruellia (Ruellia strepens) Meadow Anemone (Anemonastrum canadense) Mid June Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) Fire Pink (Silene virginica) White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) American Water-Willow (Justicia americana) Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) White Campion (Silene latifolia) Southern Blue Flag (Iris virginica) Narrowleaf Wild Leek (Allium burdickii) Common Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Smooth Ruellia (Ruellia strepens) Hemp Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) Goat's Rue (Tephrosia virginiana) Foxglove Beardtongue (Penstemon digitalis) Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida) Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) Late June Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) Moth Mullein (Verbascum blattaria) Smooth Ruellia (Ruellia strepens) Hemp Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) White Campion (Silene latifolia) Common Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Pale Jewelweed (Impatiens pallida) Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus) Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria) American Trumpet Vine (Campsis radicans) Poke Milkweed (Asclepias exaltata) Tall Thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana) White Wild Indigo (Baptisia alba) Climbing Prairie Rose (Rosa setigera) Wild Yam (Dioscorea villosa) Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) Upright Prairie Coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)

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