In bloom now.
Here are some favs so far, more to come probably, because blooming is just starting.
There is a lot of variation in the petal color and petal shape of coneflowers. Interesting.
(These are roadside shots.)
NOTE: Alfalfa, Yellow Sweet Clover, Prairie Wild Rose, Coneflower, Milkweed: all very common roadside plants.
I'm taking my S3 Canon along next time to see if I can get sharper closeups. My XSi Canon seems consistently too soft, although the background bokeh has been wonderful. Creamy backgrounds are a whole lot tougher to do with the S3 Point and Shoot. Not impossible, just more work.