when is white campion not white campion?
when it’s pink.
the rhododendron flowers are all done. a few forlorn bees buzz around, making sure they haven’t missed anything.
on the side of the road, a smattering of asiatic dayflowers.
I’d wade into the weeds more, but the poison ivy threatens:
remember deertongue, from the other day? here’s how those wriggly spermies break free of the stalk:
let’s have another look at those teensy flowers:
fancy magenta headdress (stigma?)
...dangling little slippered feet (anthers?)
just so we’re clear about this, that whole structure takes up less than half the length of my index finger’s nail.
this is the last of the golden alexander that’s still golden...
most of it looks like this by now:
and now for today’s new (to me) species...drumroll please...
the jack-in-the-pulpit report: still green.
...whereas the false solomon’s seal berries are partway to red. they don’t start off bright green like the jacks – more of a pale greeny yellow, followed by rusty speckling, like so:
some sort of panic grass. I am loathe to speculate on species – I’m not even completely sure it’s a panic grass.
OK, time to suck down some of the library books that have all been released from the purgatory of On Hold to my hot little hands, at the same time. Ready – set – go!