Bottle Gentian and Other Close-up Botany: Sept 2022

On sunny and relatively non-windy days, I try and get as close as possible to some of the plants I see in various natural areas.

Bottle Gentian (you can see why it is called this) grows on moist ground, meadows, shores, thickets, ditches, river banks, floodplains and swamps.

Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)
Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)
Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Other botany:

Apple (Malus)
European Birch (Betula pendula)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Cat-tail (Typha)
Fall Panicum (Panicum dichotomiflorum)
Fall Panicum (Panicum dichotomiflorum)
Fall Panicum (Panicum dichotomiflorum)
Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Jerusalem Artichoke (Helianthus tuberosus)
New England Aster (Symphyotrichum novae-angliae)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Queen Anne’s-lace (Daucus carota)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Narrow-headed Marsh Fly in Flat-topped Goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Narrow-headed Marsh Fly in Flat-topped Goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Field Sow-thistle (Sonchus arvensis)
Highbush-cranberry (Viburnum opulus)
Chicory (Cichorium intybus)
Canada Goldenrod (Solidago canadense)

NATURE QUOTE

“Nobody sees a flower – really – it is so small it takes time – we haven’t time – and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” – Georgia O’Keeffe

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Bottle Gentian and Other Close-up Botany: Sept 2022

  1. Joyce Sparks

    These closeup shots are wonderful. We often don’t take time to look closely enough to appreciate the real beauty nature offers.. Thanks for these Miles.

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