Friday, May 1, 2009
More "Weeds" in Congress Park
Here are a few more of the "weeds" I found today in Congress Park. Note that sometimes the leaves and new shoots can be as pretty as any flower.
The basal rosette of Common Mullein. The tall "candlesticks" studded with yellow flowers will come later, but I think the first leaves are lovely in their own right.
Wild Strawberry. It's really too bad they mow these down before they set fruit. The tiny and tangy fruits have the most intensive strawberry taste. If you can get them before the birds do.