We have our usual drought conditions here in the piedmont of North Carolina in August and September but sometimes a hurricane or tropical storm will bring rain.
Some plants like viburnum will drop all their leaves.
Autumn clematis bloom and Shiso/perilla, too!
And other fall bloomers and growers and plants respond to the cooler temps!
Flowering gingers – Daniel Weeks
Pickerel rush in the pond
Another flowering ginger- hedychium coccineum
Lycoris or hurricane lily