Category Archives: Plants

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca).   Milkweeds are important to Monarch butterflies.   I have planted several species.  This is the most common one that you will see along roadsides.

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False Dragon Head (Physostegia virginiana)

False Dragon Head (Physostegia virginiana).     Also called obedient plant.    The individual flower heads actually sort of pivot on their bases and will stay in the orientation you put them in.   Not sure why you would feel … Continue reading

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Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) on Lance-leaved Coriopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

Pearl Crescent Butterfly (Phyciodes tharos) on Lance-leaved Coriopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

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Butterweed (Packera glabella)

This is Butterweed.   It is a winter annual that bursts up in early spring.   It likes the low floodplains near Meadow Creek on my farm.   It can form thick blankets in those areas.   Small bees seem … Continue reading

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Springtime Roadside Flowers

We get some nice glade flowers along our stretch of Old 179 this time of year.    I took some video with my quadcopter.    Nothing too exciting, but you can listen to relaxing music and imagine that you are … Continue reading

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Lilypad

Not sure of the species.   Not really even sure it is a Missouri native, but I like the way they look in my frog ponds.

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Indian Paintbrush (Castilleja coccinea)

Indian Paintbrush appears fairly early in the spring in bunches of bright red color.   It is a biennial, meaning it only lives for two years and only blooms the second year.  

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