Some flowers from a marsh where we walk the dog. And berries for VV.
Millersville Maryland Marsh flowers
I post the pictures and minimal text from my phone.
So I have to look up the pink one. Something Mallow? flowers no more than two inches across.
Nice bee on a Eupatorium, maybe serotinum
Yellow- Senna/Cassia? flowers like the Cassia marilandica I got from swap years ago
Flowers, what flowers?, yes we know grass has flowers
A HUGE Viburnum, must be thousands of berries on that sucker. So nice. Right by the water's edge
Any IDs are welcome
Those yellow flowers are Partridge Pea and that viburnum looks like a V. dentatum; VV will be able to confirm. Pic one looks like it could be Kosteletzkya virginica. Nice pics Sally!
I bet that's a really pretty place. Almost makes me wish I owned a dog and walked him in Maryland. If it was me, I'd be using the dog as an excuse to go check out the flowers...Lol
Haha, I made sure the dog got a walk Saturday when I wanted to do more research on the Elephantopus there!
This area seems pretty native, but other places (parks!) where we walk are so invaded it's depressing.
Yeah I hear you. Most of the places nearby our house are loaded with invasives. Even the marsh areas I drive by are loaded too. The invasive Lythrum salicariais so pretty though...
Beautiful photos! It's good to see that there's a place on the East Coast that isn't overrun by stiltgrass.
Thanks for throwing me a "bone", sallyg. Great shot of the Viburnum.
It is certainly in the Viburnum dentatum - or relatives - clan. You could very well have something like V. rafinesquianum or V. recognitum, depending on their range.
You could collect a dozen leaves off a plant like that, and not believe that they belonged to the same species. This species is such a great fruiter when amply cross-pollinated. Birds just go nuts on all my hundreds of plants.
According to this site that Muddy clued me in to
sp rafinesquianum is not in my area, but dentatum and recognitum are and present across most of Maryland too.
Great fruiter, you bet, this thing and its siblings were loaded, head to toe.
Very nice link.
Now, I'll expect seed from all those provenances around which you habituate...
Is that a coyote or your dog? Very pretty scenery indeed.
I guess you have not met Addy the black german shepard.
Mark, with another stick to throw, in case naughty girl runs off and chews up the first one! She LOVES to fetch sticks from the water, not so much from land. When she tires a little, she comes back on land but avoids us, plops down and puts the 200# bite force to work on the stick.
What a peaceful-looking place! Lemme guess, Addy's weekly bath is after these walks ; - )
Yes we do try to rinse her after this. The water is not bad looking, but another walker said we should.
I was thinking that she would end up pretty muddy after her romp...
That looks like a really fun place to muck around in! I could get very Muddy there ; - )
haha, you should come with us sometime! I'd like to explore the marsh myself. Too bad there's no easy place to get a canoe/kayak in there. It's way too far to carry.