The Last Stuff from Tuesday

It always amazes me the things you can find in just a few hours!

A few flowers are still blooming! Indeed a Spreading Aster or Sky-drop Aster (Symphyotrichum patens) was small but putting forth a bright face!
Who can pass up a beautiful reflection? Certainly not me. 🙂
The Bitterweed (Helenium amarum var amarum) had lost it petals.
The thalloid liverworts (Reboulia) are a common find along the banks.
The Copperleaf (Acalypha) plant has such cool bracts. This was a plant that Kathy had introduced to me years ago. Thank you Kathy! So it belongs in the Euphorbiaceae family with 7 species listed in FNCT. Furthermore the flowers are not showy so the fall red colors are the standout part for this plant. A common species in our area is the One-Seeded Mercury (Acalypha monococca). Often found in less disturbed areas. The common name “mercury” comes from the Roman god of that name, due to the fancied resemblance of the plant’s inflorescence bracts to the god’s winged sandals.

More Spreading Aster or Sky-drop Aster (Symphyotrichum patens)! Indeed these were a gorgeous lavender.
Down in the ravine, the roots were like snakes hanging on.
A small Woodsia fern.

A Plagiomnium cuspidatum moss. At least that is what I think it was. Jeanne, did I get it right? So it is easy to see on this moss’s leaves they are just one cell thick.
A Blackjack’s orange leaf was glowing. Certainly it gives the Jack O’Lantern mushroom a run for the money on the orange color. 😉

It had been a delightful couple of hours!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


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