Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Into the Woods 10


June 5, 2018

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  1. Beautifully presented, Linda – that deep shade is wonderful, and of course, the flowers, just delicious. They’re phlox, right? I think P. divaricata – we don’t have it out here, too bad. I used to love seeing it on roadsides, here and there.

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    June 5, 2018 at 5:10 PM

  2. Thank you, Lynn. I used to think they were phlox. But resident-botanist David informed me otherwise some years ago. These are Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis), a member of the mustard family. “See how it only has four petals?” (As if that would tell me its name . . .) And yes, it does grow along the roads.

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    June 6, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    • Oh right! And four petals with that general look is a hint that it’s the mustard family, so I get why David said that. Then when it goes to seed, the seeds of mustards have a particular look. I think. 🙂

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      June 6, 2018 at 8:52 PM

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