Scenes from the Jobsite
I’m writing this post while drinking a blueberry soda that my son Mark, brought back from his week-long camping trip to Acadia National Park in Maine.
Today was a day of grass inflorescence, which is the compilation of seeds (flower head) of grass species.
Timothy (Phleum pratense), a great pasture grass for hay.
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).
Purpletop, aka Grease Grass (Tridens flavus).
Common Reed (Phragmites australis).
Virginia Wild Rye (Elymus virginicus).
Coastal Cockspur, aka Walter’s Millet (Echinochloa walteri). Not to be confused with Barnyard Grass, which does not have the long awns.
Big Bluestem (Andropogon geradii) in the foreground, and Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans) in the background.
Climbing Hempweed (Mikania scandens).
Horse Balm (Collinsonia canadensis) has a citronella-like scent when you crush the leaves, and is not to be confused with Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens), whose leaves look similar.
This curious doe watched on as I took my field notes. Her pelt looks nasty.