|A Mystery Wildflower|
|There are some wild things growing in Maine's Baxter State Park. This looks like a nice bog, right? |
My son knelt down and pointed out two species of carnivorous plants. Yikes!
|1. the Pitcher Plant traps and drowns insects.|
|2. Sundew is sinisterly sticky.|
|We decided to stay on the viewing platform.|
|In the woods, we foraged for bunchberry from the dogwood family. |
My son described the taste as plum/tomato.
He'd learned plant ID from Chewonki Wilderness Trips.
|I didn't need his help identifying laurel, which grows all over Maine.|
|Neither one of us could ID this common wildflower, |
featured in the opening shot. It lined all the roads.
It's too tall for common dandelion
and the leaves don't look right for cat's ear.
(Thanks, Gail, for identifying the Kirgia and for hosting.)
|It thrived on woodland paths in mid July. Any idea what it is?|
Visit Wildflower Wednesday hosted at Clay and Limestone.
This is my first time.
Reminder: Friday 9/28 is the 10X10 Art Show in Brunswick, Maine.