Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Last Saturday of Summer

Had I waited another three minutes to take this photo this field would be full of teenagers, for there was a cross country meet at Percy Warner Park yesterday. The park was anything but peaceful. But I did find two of our fall wildflowers while dodging the hordes-

This is the White Snakeroot, which blooms in our autumn woods, It is a relatve of the Blue Boneset. And below is the Virginia Knotweed. A pedestrian name for an airy and elegant plant of the wood edges.

And the recent big rains have conjured up mushrooms overnight. Whether these are edible or homicidal, I do not know, but I have to assume the latter.

Click on these photos to enlarge.


Out on the prairie said...

I have seen the Knotweed around here.Lots of late year mushrooms coming up, I like the giant fairyring.The only one I eat is morel.

betsy said...

I do not think I have ever seen a morel in these parts. I should be more observant. Maybe Amazon has a book on identifying mushrooms-

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Betsy!

Our wild foliage is all yellowing and getting brown as it has been getting colder here.

The wild mushrooms look interesting but I would never try to eat one in case it is "homocidal" I love store bought mushrooms, however, and love to tery new kinds.