Monday, August 31, 2009

Snapshot Week 34, August 23-29: Jackpot

Honey Suckle rebirth. (Not with the volume of April, but the the Honey Suckle (Lonicera japonica) are responding to temperate weather with a second season crop.

Horse Nettle in large numbers near Lake Conway overflow.

Appears to be Eupatorium serotinum (ID co Missouri Plants)

Iron Weed.

Pinkweed (or close relative)

Looks like a Houstonia, but its not.
Diodia virginiana

Meadow Beauty, Beautiful!

Passionflowers still going strong.

Gaura biennis

Trumpet Vine

It's a Legume, not sure which.

(Mini cucumber: Melothria pendula)


I don't know if it's because I'm putting together a show for our local public library (Faulkner Co./ Conway AR, September 24 at 7PM... or because the weather has been so strangley temperet and wet (for August) that things are growing everywhere... BUT, the level of blooming things right now would seem to rival the most vigorous part of Spring. It may take a day or two to post everything, but everything here was shot in one of three locations with a single hour. (I shot more stuff on Saturday but will hold it for next week's Snapshot)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Amberique bean, wild pea, wooly bean etc.

Amberique bean, wild pea, wooly bean etc.

They call this one everything but the right name "Republican Bean" --- Can you see the elephant?

Strophostyles helvola

Friday, August 21, 2009

Clitoria mariana L. (Atlantic pigeonwings)

These blooms come by way of Photographer Mike Hall

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Blazing Star 2



Liatris aspera

Of the same genus as the Blazing Star posted below, but this Blazing star variant comes with a thinner stem and spaces between the blooms (though a heavy flowering along the stem.) Note the tendency of the other Blazing Star to build near the top in the form of a torch.

Blazing Star

Photo by Mike Hall of Conway, AR

for more of Mike's pics see:

Liatris spicata (Asteraceae)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Snapshot Week 32 , Aug 9 - 15: Wierd Stuff

Meadow Beauty: Rhexia virginica
Id waiting, member of the Pea family

Horse Nettle

Iron Weed

Iron Weeed 2

ID waiting (pea family)


Its been about a month since I've run a "snapshot" of a given week. In part, because there seemed to be at least a month where all I might have to post are Crepe Myrtle variations. (They have shouted color louder and longer for any season I remember.) This July and now August has been unusually temperate. July the wettest in recent record, and now August, with yet a day to top 100 F. (I remember about a decade back when we hit something like two weeks over the 100 degree mark, and our highest recorded of 115.) As a result, I am still mowing grass by the week, and the world around this place feels of Ireland.

Anyway, all of that is to say, in the last two weeks I've noticed all manner of new flourish, and some exotics I have never seen before. Big theme on the interstate (with a couple of months more to go full tilt) are the little golden ragweeds shaped like tornadoes.) But other flowers, some of which I have never seen in any number, are jumping from the shoulders and meadows.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Iron Weed

Info to follow