Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Hazel, milkweed, and iris
Next is poke milkweed, Asclepias exaltata, a relative of common milkweed. While the latter seems to do fine in poor soil, the one pictured above needs richer soil, and is said to be somewhat uncommon in MA. This was growing near the same beaver pond.
Finally, the blue flag, iris versicolor, showing off its beautiful veining in the morning light.