Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Unknowns and White Fuzzies

The last of the fall wildflower photos- maybe. Despite all my diligent research in Wildflowers and Ferns of Kentucky by Thomas G. Barnes and S. Wilson Francis, I was unable to figure out what these are called. Of course, I had to make up my own names just so I could recognize the files on my computer, but hopefully some day I'll find out what their real names are. I hope you like them.

I call this one the Yellow Mystery Flower. I've never seen anything like it before, and I think it's rather cool. The bumblebee concurred.

Here's another unidentified flower, which I'm calling the Snowball for now. Again, I found nothing like it in the book. Maybe I've found a new species!?

This is just a little seed that I thought looked like a little guy with white hair dancing in the wind. And no, I was NOT drinking!

If you have any idea about the identity of the first two, though, please let me know.


  1. The yellow one is a St. John's Wort, of which there are numerous species on in the US, some imported some native.

    The white one is a Buttonbush, Cephalanthus occidentalis.

  2. Thanks for the info about the plants; sometimes it's hard to tell from the photos in the plant book. St. John's wort, I should have known. Thanks for visiting!


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