Of course, 'Autumn Joy' sedum isn't a wildflower, but the sweet little pale lavender-pink asters are. They're the last native plants left blooming in our garden, and they just burst open this week.
I'm not even sure which aster this is, but my guess is Aster lateriflorus, or if you like those newfangled botanical names, Symphyotrichum lateriflorum, or if you're like me and find the common names more romantic, fun, easier to pronounce, and so much friendlier, calico aster.
Like many asters, this one likes to sprawl. I moved it behind the sedums last fall, thinking they might give it a little support. They do, and I like how the contrasting blooms and foliage are mingling together - a happy accident, don't you think?
To join in this monthly celebration of wildflowers blooming in gardens all over, please visit Gail at Clay and Limestone, where she's featuring tiny asters too; with wonderful photos of the pollinators that love these native autumn blooms.