A very rainy and difficult week (the kind that would make you glad you’re not a field biologist haha), so there were fewer new species. But still plenty to look at! Click here to go back in time.
Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia)
Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus)
Water Lily (Nymphaea alba)
Purdy but one of the harder ones to access for my pollen reference collection! I almost went for a swim
Horse Nettle (Solanum carolinense)
Oo! Ow! Must…take…photo!
Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea maculosa)
This skipper landed right on the flower as I was taking a pollen sample…no respect!
Lamb’s Quarters (Chenopodium album)
Spreading Dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)
Not to be confused with last week’s hemp dogbane
Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana)
Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria)
Orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)
Clasping Venus’ Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata)
Wins award for name’s awesomeness this week
Common Comfrey (Symphytum officionale)
I thought this looked rather like waterleaf and in fact they are in the same family, Boraginaceae
Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus)
The name of this plant always confuses me…all raspberries flower!
Common Winterberry (Ilex verticillata)
Cattails (Typha angustifolia)
So much pollen
Common Mullein (Verbascum thapsus)
Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia sp.)
Definitely not native, but pretty
Catnip (Nepeta cataria)
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)
Ozark Sundrops (Oenothera macrocarpa) *I mislabeled the species last week as macrocarpa when it was really O. fruticosa, I’ll go back and fix that
Chicory (Cichorum intybus)