Monday, August 2, 2010
Day in the Life of a Plant Geek
Posted by Daricia McKnight
But on this bank today, no passion flowers, just lots of catbriar, Smilax bona-nox, twining its spiny self all around, over and under.
Some Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, was mixed in, too. This is a weed that crops up all over my shady yard at home, but rarely flowers like this one in full sun. There will be dark berries later in summer which birds love.
Look left and see one of the last of the sailboats that will have to wait for the bridge to move so it can pass through - the new bridge will open up shortly. Looks like wax myrtle at the left of the photo. Myrica cerifera is one of the first shrubs you will see just beyond the dunes.
Do you see what I see? Maybe I should have Picniked in an arrow. There's a deer out there! I think he saw me first.
We pull away and drive a few feet - "Honey, STOP!" He's tired of hearing that by now, but he does one more time.