Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Poplar Folly, a few photos

I’ve been pulling out the invasive Japanese stilt-grass for the past month or so and look what happens when you clear it to make room for natives to thrive:

This is one pile of the poplar logs that were taken down by the power company. They are awaiting processing by a portable sawmill so we can use the wood to renovate the feed room. 

The teeth of a poplar:

This flowering plant has come up around the edges of several of the brush piles. I’m not sure what it is yet, but it’s very pretty.


Barbee' said...

Yellow flower plant: Might it be Wingstem? If so, you'll never get rid of it and it'll spread everywhere. (the voice of experience here)

billie said...

I need to take a closer look but just found this online, about Southern Crownbeard:

sometimes confused with Wing Stem (verbesina alternifolia) - Wing stem has alternate leaves as indicated by the name "alternifolia." Southern Crownbeard has opposite leaves.

This plant has special value to bumblebees and honeybees.

It looks like the leaves are opposite and not alternate, but I will check and try to do an identification using a key, which will also be good homework for my taxonomy class. :)

Grey Horse Matters said...

The teeth of a Poplar picture is interesting. Never saw that before. I have no idea what the yellow flowered plant could be but I’m sure someone in your class will know.

billie said...

I’m sleuthing it out tomorrow when I can get back down there and do a proper ID with my notes for comparison. :)