Ah Wednesday! Sometimes a welcomed day, other times it’s still a large speed bump in the week to get over….
MAAAybe some pretty flowers will help you get over it!
Click HERE to see what was blooming last year!!
Heliopsis helianthoides – Smooth oxeye I’m still learning the Heliopsis family… lots of them look exactly alike. The backs of the flowers are the key (I’ve learned NOW, a tad late, but nontheless) I will be posting some backs soon.
Pastinaca sativa – Wild parsnip
This is a “Don’t touch me!!” plant. There are toxins (called: furocoumarins) that cause light sensitivity to the skin it touches – in essence, if you get this on your skin, you will get a nasty sunburn in no time at all.
Silphium laciniatum – Compass plant. Although this is not blooming, there is a ‘survival’ technique this plant can aid you in, if you can identify it. The leaves all face North/South. The resin can also be used as a teeth-clensing-gum.
Most commonly cultivated raspberries are red-fruited hybrids between R. idaeus and R. strigosus.
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