Sep 07 2013

Parachutes

Published by at 7:30 am under Plants

Solidago caesia seeds (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

While looking for a picture of blue-stemmed goldenrod (Solidago caesia) I ran across this stunning photo of its seeds.

Here they look like tiny parachutes, barely noticeable when on the plant.

Now I have something new to look for.

(photo by Steve Hurst at USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database via Wikimedia Commons. Click on the image to see the original)

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  1. Gerry Porteron 28 Oct 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I photographed this specimen in a local garden. “Goldenrod” is the nearest ID I’ve found to date.

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