Mongolia Monday- Wildflowers, Part 1 (Identification help wanted)

On my previous trips to Mongolia it was either spring or fall, too early or too late to really see much in the way of wildflowers. There were some at Ikh Nartiin Chuluu last year, but I had no way to identify them. Then I found the field guide “Flowers of Hustai National Park” back in Ulaanbaatar, which appears to include most of the common flowers one is likely to encounter.

For the next three weeks I’ll post my flower images with my best guess at what they are since I’m not a botanist. I do garden, however, and many of them look suspiciously familiar.

I would love to have assistance in confirming or correcting my identifications.

The following images are all from Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, which is about two hours southeast of Ulaanbaatar. Some are from the rocky hillsides of Mt. Baits and some from the wetland on the north side of the mountain. None have been retouched in any way.

Artemesia
Wormwood sp.
Aster
Aster sp.
Bedstraw, Galium verum
Bedstraw, Galium verum
Unknown
Unknown
Bluebeard, Caryopteris mongolica
Bluebeard, Caryopteris mongolica (a personal favorite)
Bluebeard plant
Bluebeard plant
Unknown
Unknown
Buttercup?
Buttercup sp.?
Catchfly, Silene jenisseensis
Catchfly, Silene jenisseensis
Cinquefoil sp.?
Cinquefoil sp.?
Clover, Trifolium lupinaster
Clover, Trifolium lupinaster
Caraway, carum carvi?
Caraway, carum carvi?
Elecampane, Inula britanica
Elecampane, Inula britanica

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