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SITY: Interesting Leaves

They were obviously buttercups, but which kind of buttercup? The most likely types were bulbous buttercup, creeping buttercup, and meadow buttercup (a.k.a. common buttercup). I guessed that mine were creeping buttercups based on the growth pattern and appearance of the … Continue reading

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SITY: Spring Has Sprung

It has been chilly out lately, almost enough to convince me that it’s still winter. Yesterday was April 1st, and a snowstorm would have been a good prank, if Mother Nature been in the mood for such things. I guess … Continue reading

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SITY: Hello, Yellow

We’re approaching the end of the year, and it’s a good time to clear out my blog drafts folder. There are several SITY posts waiting to be finished up and published. It may be the wrong time of year for … Continue reading

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Ramblings

A whole month elapsed between the time I took the first photo of beechdrops (9/26) and the last photo (10/28). If you’d asked me how long it was, I would have said maybe two weeks. I only seem to understand … Continue reading

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A Plant for Halloween

Halloween deserves a creepy plant, and I have just the one. This plant is called beechdrops. I’m not the only person to think that it looks creepy. As the writer at one wildflower website put it, “From a distance, this … Continue reading

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Autumn’s Pinks and Purples

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Charmer

It’s a good thing I was hunting so carefully for interesting things in the woods last week or I might have walked right past this charming wildflower. Isn’t this plant lovely? My field guide calls it “tall cordyalis,” but many … Continue reading

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An Abundance of Wildflowers

It’s usually difficult to identify wildflowers when they aren’t in bloom, but sometimes they have such distinctive foliage that you can figure out what they are, even if you’ve never seen their flowers. Such was the case with the round-leaved … Continue reading

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Out of Season

It is fall, and most of the local plants are behaving accordingly, but not all. Is there any significance to there being so many plants blooming or fruiting at an odd time? I don’t know. I have often seen common … Continue reading

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Monday Ramblings

I cleaned my office on Saturday. I dusted and vacuumed. I organized the stuff on the desk and in the drawers. I took out a whole bag of trash, two boxes of old magazines to be disposed of in various … Continue reading

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