Saturday, August 24, 2013

Glades in Bloom

2013 is definitely the Year of the Yellow Composites! We've been dealing with keys lately, arguing that what we've been calling Helianthus hirsutus may be H. strumosus, and some plants we're coming across don't fit in the keys at all. While taxonomy is a little frustrating and not very much fun, coming across glades covered in Rudbeckia missouriensis and Liatris cylindracea with the fall Allium mixed in surely makes running into a mess of seed ticks worth it. Late summer wildflower displays are peaking now, so if you have a chance get outside!

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