Weeds of Wednesday: Un-deserved Bad Rap

It's not the goldenrod that's irritating your respiratory tract.  The pollen of goldenrod is too big & too sticky to become a human allergen. Pollinators -- like this bumblebee -- love goldenrod.  We should, too, for its beautiful bright yellow…

Very Verbesina

Each fall the frostweed (Verbesina virginica) flowers fabulously. Pollinators flock to it. At Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, this plant, which dies back to the ground in the winter, was beginning to set seed in September... Flowering was especially prolific…