A Tale of Two Asters

We saw two "asters", daisy-like plants, on our visit to Toni Robinson Waterfront Trail (TRWT) on 12-8-2019 led by Terry Greene (Class of 2019).  One of them was the prevalent and perennial climbing aster (Symphyotrichum carolinianum), shown above.  Once known…

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…