Wicked Smaht

July 23, 2017 § Leave a comment

Wicked Smaht © Lynn Wiles 2017
A Boston expression for an intelligent person and a way for me to remember the name of this plant – Smartweed.

All Over

July 22, 2017 § Leave a comment

All Over © Lynn Wiles 2017
These wildflowers are everywhere in a place I frequent. They might be wild chervil.

Purple Loosestrife

July 21, 2017 § Leave a comment

Purple Loosestrife © Lynn Wiles 2017
Sometimes names confuse me. Yes, it’s purple but what is loose and why strife?

Opening Act

July 20, 2017 § 2 Comments

Opening Act © Lynn Wiles 2017
I’ve seen chicory flowers budding, blooming, closing, and dying before but I don’t believe I’ve seen one in the process of opening before.

Solve the Mystery

July 19, 2017 § 6 Comments

Solve the Mystery © Lynn Wiles 2017
There is a vine growing on my arbor that sprouted these tiny dark purple flowers. No one on iNaturalist knows – do you? I don’t. Maybe it’s black swallow wort http://www.massaudubon.org/learn/nature-wildlife/invasive-plants/swallow-wort

Garlic A-Go-Go

July 18, 2017 § Leave a comment

Garlic A-Go-Go © Lynn Wiles 2017
Off the ground and cultivated instead of wild.

Underfoot in July VII

July 16, 2017 § Leave a comment

Underfoot in July VII © Lynn Wiles 2017
This bears the lovely name of Rabbitfoot clover. I did say this would be the last in this series, but I found myself stepping on even more wildflowers yesterday.

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