Friday, May 15

Wild for Wildflowers

I did find wildflowers yesterday; the pasqueflower is still alive and well, and in this case living on hillsides in the NE Black Hills.

Another yellow flower ~ the yellow rocket is from the mustard family. I found bunches of it (center) along Elk Creek.

I have no idea what kind of tree this is, but this looks like the achenes (fruit stage) of the Western virgin's bower, a creeping vine from the buttercup family. Whatever, it's awesome pretty! The tree is growing along Bethlehem Rd., by Elk Creek. Ok, it's not a wildflower, and it's not a wild-growing tree. But it was too pretty not to share.
If ya know what it is, feel free to comment!

1 comment:

  1. Whatever that tree is, it is definitely unique! Will be anxious to see if you can discover what it is!