Friday, September 11, 2009

Wingstem, Yellow Ironweed

Wingstem, sometimes called Yellow Ironweed, is classified as a wildflower. It likes to grow in moist fertile areas. There are several plants growing along the wet weather creek. Butterflies and bumblebees like this plant. The leaves are bitter and not consumed by the like of deer and rabbit and I am sure that Dug (the ground-hog) won't be bothering them either. Speaking of Dug, he was out for a sunning and a snack this afternoon but scurried back home as soon as he heard me. I know he is fattening himself up for the winter.


  1. Hey is dug's first name Eddie. Happy Birthday

  2. Is today your birthday? If so happy birthday. Gonna be away a few days. See you Monday.