Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I walked down to the Fern Valley Pond after work today

from the top: Phacelia bipinnatifida; Orontium aquaticum; Rhododendron periclymenoides; Packera (Senicio) aurea

For the most part the azaleas/rhododendrons haven't quite opened but there's still plenty of color. I check the spelling on most things (because I'm getting older) and noticed, when I googled golden-club (Orontium) many references to it as an invasive. Wow. I have many fond memories of canoeing through acres of brilliant yellow golden clubs rising from the tannin black waters of Okefenokee Swamp. Well, wait a minute, I guess it did cover acres of water sometimes almost completely. But still, can anything so wonderful be invasive in its native range???

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