Thursday, August 4, 2011
Flower and weed names
It's not as clear is it should be in this photograph, but you can see that it's like a little snap dragon type of flower. It makes a pretty yellow break in the green and throughout the growing season.
Then it goes to seed.
Fun to realize that someone might have had a sense of humour in naming this vegetation that makes up an important member of the grasses and legumes that are part of a good hay crop.
Apparently this legume can withstand drought and is great for clay soils, which we have up here, and also important not only for hay crops but also to maintain pastures for cattle, horses and other grazing animals. No wonder we see lots of it up here - lots of cattle and horses, sheep, goats, lamas, alpacas and even emu!
Hope you have fun learning something new today... it's a lovely day - early start here with a delicious fog, sun shining through it turning everything soft apricot. What a great way to start!