Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Nature Challenge #30

This week's nature challenge is all about seeds and weeds. I took a couple of pictures this morning when I took The Chipmunk to school. It was a bit dark, and the pictures of the tall ironweed did not turn out. The tall ironweed has been catching my eyes for weeks, and now it is starting to fade.
My friend Merry tells me this pretty orange wildflower is called Jewell Weed.




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5 comments:

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Aren't weeds everywhere? I think your weed with the pretty orange flowers look like "wildflowers" and not weeds. Is that being positive or what?

Weeds, wildflowers, garden plants...it is all perspective.

Barb-Harmony Art Mom

Anonymous said...

Your orange weed flowers, I believe, are "jewel weed". It's a common flower around North Georgia mountain rivers.

Your nature girl school friend,
Merry :)

Julie said...

Those are so pretty! Great post.

Laylage Courie said...

Impatiens capensis, to be latin about it. The native impatien. ;)

Love your blog, Michelle (Let's not discuss the fact that I'm at work right now and should be doing something else). I think we are aesthetic soul mates. Do you like Virginia Woolf, too? ;)

many blessings,

Laylage

Laylage Courie said...

And I should mention that it is a poison ivy antidote! You can steep the stems in vinegar for a few weeks, strain, and use as a soap to wash off the oil if you've been exposed. The sooner after exposure the better...

It is also edible.