Friday, June 27, 2014

Friday's Foto

Since much of June is a bit of a birding doldrums locally, I decided to take a look at some of the flowering botanics in Prospect Park. The slideshow includes plants that are native to North America, non-native/invasives and cultivars. They are: Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta ‘Cordoba’), Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense), Common Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca), Common Nightshade (Solanum americanum), Dandelion (Taraxacum sp.), Eastern Daisy Fleabane (Erigeron annuus), Field Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis), Goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria), Holly (Ilex sp.), Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), Pokeweed (Phytolacca americana), Privet (Ligustrum sp.), Purple-flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense), Tawny Daylily (Hemerocallis fulva), White Clover (Trifolium repens), Wild Garlic (Allium vineale). Sadly, a good number of the most beautiful plants around our parks were introduced from Europe and Asia and caused unintended, detrimental effects on the environment.

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