May 24, 2012
Here are some shots I got today during my lunchtime walk.
Wonderful pictures as usual! Always enjoy seeing them! You sure see a lot at lunchtime. Do you get time to eat? Thanks for sharing!
I eat pretty quickly and then head out the door. The eating is usually about five minutes, and the walking is about 30.
Enjoy the locust blooms best. In the previous post I found some of the blue-eyed grass by our garden yesterday. I don’t remember seeing it before.
Blue-eyed grass is easy to miss. It’s not open all the time, and when it’s not, it looks like grass.
That was a nice lunchtime walk, with some great photos. I think that the single unidentified insect is a stinkbug, the exact species, I’m not sure of.
It could be some sort of stink bug, yes. I just haven’t had time to crack open the field guide to figure out exactly which species (or genus).
I like the black swallow wort-that’s a plant I’ve never seen or heard of. I wish I knew that false indigo-mine is a very clear, beautiful blue. I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for that one.
Both the swallow-sort and the false indigo are invasive aliens. The swallow-wort is the only plant I know that has a black flower.
The false indigo… spreads quickly. There was one bush growing alongside the tracks three years ago. Now there are a dozen or more. Those orange bits are stamens, and the dark purple are the petals.
I realized, after I looked up black swallow wart and saw the seed pods, that I had weeded tons of it out of gardens, but had never seen the flowers.
It’s pretty weedy! From what I read, it will take over a garden in one season.
Yes, and there isn’t a hope of ever getting rid of it completely unless you dig up the whole garden and go through each plant’s roots, one by one. It is one persistant weed!
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