Today I went down to Sandogardy Pond for a short time. I usually walk there, but I didn’t have time for that today, so I drove (shame on me!). Beth wanted to swim, so she suited up, and Penny wanted to chase sticks, so she came along too. I headed to the creek where I saw the mystery plant yesterday. The helpful New Hampshire Gardener suggested that the mystery plant could be Marsh Skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata). I think he got the genus right, but I’m unsure on the species (the leaf has a fairly long petiole and S galericulata is sessile.
When I got there, the blossoms were gone, but the plant was still there. I pulled one up and took this photo.
The problem is that it doesn’t seem to perfectly match any of the Scutellaria in my books either. I will keep looking.
Before I even got to the mystery plant for a re-examination, I spotted some floating heart in bloom!
Off came my shoes and socks, and up went my pant legs. I waded out and took several shots.
Then I saw some wet blossoms, and their petals were becoming translucent.
I didn’t notice it had visitors until I got home.