Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quincy's Mid-summer Flowers

Walking on paved paths is not usually my style. However, I needed to kill a little time while waiting for the banks to open. In a ten minute walk from Gansner Park to the college, I found a good array of wildflowers blooming along with lots of bees. Very nice variety of colors and fragrances. Almost all of these are non-native plants. Why don't people like weeds? Click on each photo for close-up and caption. The Gum Plant (top photo) provided a temporary resting place for the seeds of Salsify (second photo). The tuft of white fuzz (6th photo) is the likely source of the name Feather River - seeds of Black Cottonwood.

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