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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

wild, wild life

I've discovered a new Aureolaria... Unfortunately, I can't find a name to assign it...

Aureolarias like Agalinas... are hosts for the buckeye butterfly.

EDIT: Apparently the above plant is a seymeria  (Seymeria cassioides)... rather than aureolaria...
The two plants are growing together, look alike, are both host to the buckeye butterfly, AND are parasitic... Hence my belief they were related...

 Here's the southern oak leech (aureolaria pectinata) that I've been enjoying every summer for a number of years....

 The poke is having a good year.
 And the mocking birds practically live in the pokeweed.
The towhees seem to be around a lot... whether he's eating poke, or something else... is an unanswered question.

 The blue curls are in bloom...

 Look at these bee killing spiders!

 Wasp sex on the verbesina
Which is a towering 9 foot tall!
Another wasp who appreciates the verbesina...

 I kept this lespadeeza when I first cleared for the vegetable garden, in 2007.

I keep trying to get a decent picture of the sesbania... without having much luck... at 11 feet tall, it has a lot of presence.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know anything about pokeweed but thought your photos of it were very attractive. Always jealous of your kitties, on Saturday, I adopted a half persian/half siamese 6 wk old kitten. Love my baby kitty!

September 9, 2014 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

How neat! When are you going to post some pics of the new kitty?

I'm not sure why the birds fail to plant pokeweed on your yard... Maybe someone is pulling them out before they ever get large enough to identify.

September 11, 2014 at 10:29 AM  

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