Posted in Plant, tagged Bird's-foot Trefoil, Bladder Campion, Echium vulgare, Hieracium caespitosum, Leucanthemum vulgare, Lotus corniculatus, Oxeye Daisy, Red Clover, Silene vulgaris, Trifolium pratense, Viper's Bugloss, Yellow Hawkweed on June 18, 2009 |
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Common Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare)
When driving to town yesterday, I made stops along the road to check out what was blooming. Here is a selection from what I found. Can you pick out the native plants from the exotic imports? Look them over, and then scroll to the bottom of the post for the answer.
Bladder Campion (Silene vulgaris)
Red Clover (Trifolium pratense)
Bird's-foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
Yellow Hawkweed (Hieracium caespitosum)
Meadow Buttercup (Ranunculus acris)
I bet you guessed. All these common roadside plants are exotics. They were introduced to North America and have never looked back.
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