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Yellow Salsify Achenes

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Before leaving the topic of “salsify” I will share its achenes (a hard fruit with one seed within). The salsify achene has a beak (elongated tip) and a pappus (bristles at the top). The pappus bristles are plumose (feathery). The … Continue reading

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Pussytoes

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I previously wrote about pussypaws. Antennaria rosea is another plant whose flowers’ resemblance (at least to some people) to cats’ feet gave it the common name pussytoes. Pussytoes, a member of the aster family, is native to the mountains of … Continue reading

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Dwarf Thistle

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Mention thistle and immediately the purple thistle that is the floral emblem of Scotland comes to mind. Yet there are several genera of thistles and not all thistles look like the “Scotch” thistle.¬†An artichoke is a thistle. The dwarf thistle … Continue reading

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