Growing on recently exposed (due to low flow) gravel beach.
"Restoration" planting. Cultivar?
Uniformly blue fruit.
That was my first guess Jerry... it was under a birch.
Invading shaded bank.
As suggested by Phil Novis.
Hosted by old man's beard seedling
Growing on soil on a Salix xfragilis trunk
poor photo I know. Seed capsules all opened and no flower to determine species. Single inflorescence
Photo of distinctive teasel like spikelets. 3 plants.
No flowers. A bit of a placeholder ID.
Abundant in the area