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POTD: Musk Thistle

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In the Asteraceae family, this is a Carduus Nutans. Other names are nodding thistle and nodding plumeless thistle. It has been deemed a noxious weed and is very invasive. This was in my yard and I wouldn’t advise stepping on one. ~Vic

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04-10-2019

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POTD: Star Of Bethlehem

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Pl@ntNet had a little trouble with this one. It didn’t show up in World Flora or USA Flora but, finally showed up in Western Europe Flora. In the Asparagaceae family (which includes asparagus…yum), its genus & species is Ornithogalum Nutans. In this case, it is a Drooping Star of Bethlehem. ~Vic

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03-13-2020

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POTD: Winter Creeper

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In the family of Celastraceae and the species of Euonymus Fortunei, I believe this may be a Coloratus. Also called the Spindle or Fortune’s Spindle, it is named for Scottish botantist Robert Fortune. It is native to East Asia and has become invasive here in the US. It can kill a tree, despite being very pretty. ~Vic

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04-04-2021

Valentines Day

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I got a another gift in the mail from Momma Linda. I have another dragon to add to my collection. I think there are eggs in the geode. Just…too cute! Thanks, Momma!

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02-11-2022

POTD: Wolf Moon 2022

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I just realized that I have never done Wolf Moon post. There is something about January where I keep missing the full moon. Full illumination occurred at 6:48p EST on January 17. Better late than never, I guess. Howl for me! ~Vic

January Wolf Moon Image
From my driveway…
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