Tag Archives: non-native flowers

09.03.2019 Chicory

The subject of roadside weeds the other day brought up some similarities between Wild Lettuce-Lactuca spp and Chicory-Cichorium intybus. Wild Lettuce is a native while Chicory is alien.  Both are prolific, can be added to salads (among other things),  have … Continue reading

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07.11.2019 Beebalm

Bee Balm-Monarda didyma is non-native and mostly an escaped garden plant when found in the wild.  In this case, these are in our garden and I’ve not photographed them as often as I should. I posted one from 2008 a little … Continue reading

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06.30.2019 Black-eyed Susan perfection

Yesterday, for me, said summer has arrived when I found a large patch of Black-eyed Susans-Rudbeckia hirta- also known as Black-eyed Coneflowers- while driving through Quabbin Park.  All are lovely flowers but one struck me as a perfect specimen deserving of … Continue reading

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07.13.2016 It’s Queen Anne’s Lace season again

Although also known as “Wild Carrot” (Daucus carota) I have yet to eat one.  They are too lovely in the field or along our driveway to consider picking.  I’d rather have the plants come back year after year than pluck … Continue reading

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06.04.2016 Saturday Night One-liner

Tragopogon dubius-Yellow Goat’s Beard! No photography today.  I archived 3 months of images…still have March through May to go…and split a bunch of next winter’s heat. Hydraulic splitter not a maul, but it’s hot and still feels like work.  Once … Continue reading

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06.01.2016 Backyard Daisy Portrait

There are parts of our yard that are allowed to grow wild to encourage wildflowers.  One spot is home to dozens of daisies every year.  We didn’t plant them, but at one time our yard was part of a pasture, … Continue reading

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08.24.2015 Mullein leaves from both sides now

With apologies to Joni (who wrote the song) and Andrew ( whom, if memory serves correctly, had his own post riffing on the title), here we are approaching a flower, although not as colorful as I led you to believe … Continue reading

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09.25.2014 Butter and Eggs

Mmmmm…sounds like a delightful start to the day and it was.  To be clear, I had my usual bowl of sticks and twigs with fruit and milk, a glass of OJ and a handful of supplements.  The Butter and Eggs … Continue reading

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05.15.2013 Lesser Celandine

This invasive flower is not all that popular although my neighbor grows it as ground cover around her mailbox.  It is a nice yellow and is also known as a Fig Buttercup.  So as the yellow is quite nice, I … Continue reading

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