Wednesday Weed: Bushy bluestem?

Bushy bluestem (Andropogon glomeratus) is a common native bunchgrass of moist or somewhat moist sunny places.  Also known as broom sedge (a definite misnomer) and bushy beardgrass, this somewhat weedy grass often goes unnoticed until late summer when it is…

Weeds of Wednesday: Mooning You!

Moonflowers, a fast-growing & high-climbing native morning glory vine, were abundant at the Denton Trail when we visited on 6-13-2019.  Our leader Jane Schnee (Class of 2010) spoke about how swiftly these vines had grown up into tall trees. Tropical…

Weeds of Wednesday: Lovely Lythrum – Not Loosestrife

Winged loosestrife (Lythrum alatum var. lanceolata) seems more prevalent this year, perhaps due to Hurricane Irma spreading it about.  Sandee Dawdy (Class of 2016) contacted me at the beginning of the summer to identify a "new" blueish-flowered plant that appeared…