Since the sandy beach was open, today I took a little walk ---that is our dock in the photo above. There were lots of deer tracks, but they stopped at our beach...nice. Also saw some paw prints that could be the opossum that we have had in the yard twice recently.
There were lots of fun plants to take photos of...first --the one who drew me to walk down the beach.
Asclepias incarnata, Swamp milkweed!! --isn't she lovely?
This hummingbird moth seems to like it, I tried a number of times to get a good photo of this little guy.
I am in love with this pretty pink bloom. Certainly one I will add to my garden areas next year.
Cornus sericea, Red twig dogwood. Aren't these berries fun?
Alnus serrulatta, Hazel Alder...I think. These are the immature fruits.
River Oats, Chasmanthium latifolium dot the banks.
compound leaves on a green twining vine.
See the cluster of buds? Looks like it is in the pea family, Fabaceae.
Look at this color...this is what confuses me. If this is what I think it is, this bloom should be purple/lavender.....not reddish burgundy.
The pollinators seem to like it.
I think....IF it had purple flowers it would be a native Wisteria...Wisteria frutescens. Any ideas???
The ID is in!!! Freda Cameron figured it out. This beauty is a Groundnut, Apios american. Truly a remarkable plant. First ID was made with this link.
A weed with a pretty white bloom, one of the Polygonum family. Hope it stays out of my yard.
And finally a little gross factor....lots of small insect gall on this leaf.
I have been away from your blogs for the last little bit, hoping to get back into reading and commenting tonight and tomorrow.