Category Archives: Out and about

‘Tis the Seedy Season: Part II

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‘Tis the Seedy Season: Part I

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Mission Accomplished

The black specks make me think that it’s mountain cranberry, but that’s a problematic identification. Mountain cranberry is rare in Massachusetts and its status is listed as “Endangered.” According to the state’s Fisheries & Wildlife page for mountain cranberry, “only … Continue reading

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Rhapsody in Blue

The asters were amazing this year. I found not only the usual white asters, but also pink, purple, and blue. I found them in the woods, and I found them in the meadows. One day, there were so many asters … Continue reading

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Joe Pye Weed

Joe Pye weed is a popular plant among gardeners. When I did an Internet search on it, most of the hits were for gardening, rather than wildflower, websites. Among its positive attributes are that it’s pretty, unusually tall, attractive to … Continue reading

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Continuing the Catalog: Part 3

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Milkweed

Milkweed grows in the meadows along the path where I often walk. I didn’t get any pictures of the flowers this year, so I offer you this post from 2008 (it contains a picture of milkweed flowers, plus a picture … Continue reading

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Color, Light, and Seeds

On my walk yesterday I took 500 pictures. That has to be a record. I deleted about half of them when I got home, but that still leaves a lot of pictures to look through. It’s going to take a … Continue reading

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White and Wild

Let me introduce you to another local wildflower. Based on my research, I’m certain that this plant is from the bedstraw family, which also includes bluets and partridgeberry. I believe it is specifically Galium mollugo, commonly called wild madder or … Continue reading

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Summer Gold

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