Wednesday, July 09, 2008

A Tuesday apprenticeship in photos

Week 11
Tuesday July 8th

We took a short walk to explore a stand of Mullein which I had noticed a few days ago.

Mullein flowers (Verbascum thapsus)

.........and while the Mullein was glorious there were a few other plants in their golden glory.

St Johns Wort flowers (Hypericum perforatum) (other common names include Tipton's Weed or Klamath weed)

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) flowers -up close
(other common names include Common Yarrow, Gordaldo, Nosebleed plant, Old Man's Pepper, Sanguinary, Milfoil, Soldier's Woundwort, Thousand-leaf), Thousand-seal)

And here is my favorite photo of the afternoon

A Wild Columbine (seed pod)
(Aquilegia canadensis ) Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae)

Columbine nectar and pollen benefit hungry birds and insects, such as hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. An edible flower.

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