Sep 18 2010

On the way to somewhere else I found…

Published by at 7:00 am under Plants


…this.

I was Googling for a flower photograph the other day and stumbled on Flora Pittsburghensis, a blog by Christopher Bailey. 

For those of you unfamiliar with this blog — as I was until this week — it’s a great resource on the wild flowers of Pittsburgh.  Bailey photographs native and alien wildflowers in our area, then tags them by family and posts them with extensive descriptions, primarily from Gray’s Manual

This morning glory was his subject on September 1st.

Flora Pittsburghensis is a treasure chest of beauty and information.   Click on the photograph to read for yourself… and enjoy!

(photo by Christopher Bailey on Flora Pittsburghensis)

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3 Responses to “On the way to somewhere else I found…”

  1. Marianneon 18 Sep 2010 at 8:52 am

    I used to think that bindweed was a wild morning glory, so I called it morning glory. But, bindweed is not pretty like domestic morning glories.

    There is lots of bindweed in my horse pastures and gardens. It is so frustrating to eliminate, since it never goes away completely.

    I did http://www.ask.com: Are bindweed and morning glory the same plant?

    Here is the reply: No – but they are in the same family – Convolvulus
    Eliminating bindweed is a big task.
    I’ve been digging it out of my veg beds for years, but it grows back from fragments of underground stem (here in Suffolk it is called “Devils guts)
    I swear that if it comes back again I will dump my organic credentials and spray it with glyphosate!!

  2. Steve-oon 18 Sep 2010 at 10:50 am

    Great blog! Oh, and I heard a certain Kate St. John all over WDUQ this week speaking out against drilling in Pittsburgh, keep up the good work!

  3. barbaraon 19 Sep 2010 at 12:05 am

    thanks for the great link on the wildflowers! — barbara

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