Anne Elliott

Anne Elliott

Posted on 06/16/2017


Photo taken on June 15, 2017


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Meadow Goat's-beard / Tragopogon pratensis

Meadow Goat's-beard / Tragopogon pratensis
We have two kinds of Goat's-beard - Goat's-beard and Meadow Goat's-beard. The latter has a smaller, brighter shade of yellow flower, and curly leaves. Both are invasive weeds.

Similar to the much more common Goat's-beard, Meadow Goat's-beard has bracts that are no longer than the petals. The common Goat's-beard has bracts that extend well beyond the petals. Also, the very narrow leaves of the Meadow Goat's-beard curl. Photographed (macro) in north Weaselhead on 15 June 2017.

I will add a previously posted photo of two flowers, one flower from each species, for comparison, in a comment box below. Also a photo showing the curly leaves of Meadow Goat's-beard.

Yesterday morning, I decided to join friends for a botany walk in North Weaselhead. We saw a good variety of species, including a few quite special ones, such as Striped Coralroot (orchid) and Indian Breadroot. Thanks for a great walk, Barry! We also saw a tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird.

After going for coffee with a couple of the botany people (thanks so much, Peter!), I went home for lunch and then decided to drive SW of the city, in the hope of maybe seeing a Great Gray Owl and/or a Bobolink. No luck with an owl, but, with a lot of patience, I did finally see a Bobolink. I only had very distant views, so managed to get only photos to post for my records. I did better a year ago, but it is early still.

It was so nice to bump into Bonnie and her neighbour, Russel(l), on my drive. They mentioned a road that I had never been on before and I decided to give it a try. Such a beautiful road, though I had no idea where I was the whole time. When I got home and checked on Google, I was surprised to see just where I had driven.

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Pam J
Pam J
Perfect !
3 months ago.