Friday, May 29, 2009

Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum).











Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum).

was "Weird Weed"


What I thought was an odd shaped and green flower, is actually the seed head after the flower. (I'll be on the lookout next year).

ADENDUM: Why waste my time :) To see a great a real naturalist at work, and read more of what happens to this plant in June see

http://elmostreport.blogspot.com/2008/06/carolina-cranesbill-seed-dispersal.html

3 comments:

Dena said...

Cranesbill (Geranium dissectum).
Eagerly awaiting my 2nd Gold Star :)

Doc Op said...

Dena does indeed get one more gold star, and I am sure you will win many more before this thing fills up.

Marvin said...

Have you been poking through my computer files? :-)

Carolina Cranesbill is there, complete with photos of the tiny little bloom, but I think the seedpods and multi-colored leaves are much more showy. I just haven't put together a blog post yet.

It's obvious that there's going to be a lot of duplication between you and I -- and Dena, too -- especially since we're trying to keep up with the seasons to a certain extent. I don't know how y'all feel about this duplication, but I think it's great. Arkansas is the Natural State. The more information about nature in Arkansas that's circulating on the Net and other mediums, the better, I say.