Tag Archives: non-native plant

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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06.10.2019 Yellow Salsify

I look forward to these every year.  Although a non-native flower, it sure is interesting and they don’t really take up much space, at least not where I find them, so not invasive. Tragopogon dubius goes by a few names, … Continue reading

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