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Wide variety of wildflowers now in bloom

Wildflowers line the side of a street in Rotterdam Junction on Friday.
Wildflowers line the side of a street in Rotterdam Junction on Friday.
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An early July ramble down just about any country road in the Capital Region will reward the traveler with views of Mother Nature’s daytime fireworks display — bursts of orange day lilies, pink dianthus, white-and-yellow daisies and brilliant blue chicory. The flowers spring from gravelly soil heated by asphalt and tainted by road salt, beautifying places where no one would ever bother to plant a garden. Most of the plants are introduced species that took ...

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