Colourful Botany at a Quebec Marsh: August 2022

On a brilliant, sunny morning at Marais aux Grenouillettes near Gatineau, I decided to try and get my camera as close as possible to some of the colourful plants here.

Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
Squirrel-tail Grass (Hordeum jubatum)
Glossy Buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis)
Bittersweet Nightshade (Solanum dulcmara)
Bull Thistle with bee (Cirsium vulgare)
Yellow Sweet-clover (Melilotus officinalis)
Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca)
Glossy Buckthorn (Rhamnus utilis)
Wild Morning Glory
Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
Spotted Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Early Goldenrod (Solidago juncea)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium pratense)
Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)
Panicled Aster (Symphyotrichum lanceolatum)
Pinkweed (Persicaria pensylvanicum)
Wild-cucumber (Echinocystis lobata)
Flat-topped Goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
Reed Canary Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
Canada Thistle (Cirsium pratense)
Great Burdock (Arctium lappa)
Bull Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

NATURE POETRY

Its hot voice sizzles from some cool tree
Near-by:
It seems to burn its way through the air
Like a small, pointed flame of sound
Sharpened on the ecstatic edge of sunbeams.   – “The Locust,” Leonora Speyer (1872–1956)

Miles Hearn

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