Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Country Roads / Nature Notes

Early September along country roads

Largest square :Toad.  Moving clockwise: orange jewelweed (Impatiens capensis), the sap of which is said to to soothe skin irritated by poison ivy; white baneberry, also known as solls' eyes (Actaea pachyoda); dogwood berries (Cornus amomum); highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum) and alfalfa (Medicago sativa).

Please note that I include the botanical names because they remain the same around the world but the common names vary.

Please visit Michelle at Rambling Woods for more NATURE NOTES.

12 comments:

Tanya said...

great colorful mosaic...love that cute little frog :)

see you there! said...

Wonder if that frog would turn into a prince if you kissed him.

Darla

Judy said...

Beautiful colors...We went for a walk last night but didn't see too many colors out yet.

Leora said...

Thank (as always) for the identification - I envy your knowledge of the wild plants.

Lucka said...

gorgeous colorful mosaic!

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful colors. :)

George said...

Your roadsides must be beautiful. Each of the pictures in this collage is a gem.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great late summer mosaic. And I'm impressed that you know the plant names. Lovely post.

Rose said...

Very nice collage! Like Mr/s Toady!

Francisca said...

Your early September is still very colourful... except Mr Toad... and he does not look amused... but is he ever? :-D

Carver said...

That toad is great. I like all the shots and nice to have the jewelweed identified since I see a lot of that.

Rambling Woods said...

Love the toad of course. I haven't seen any frogs since the last one scared me as I was in the yard at dusk by jumping on the leg...wave as you pass us on the way to the falls in October...Michelle

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