Wednesday, September 17, 2008

One Hundred Species: Grasses and Wildflowers


And still more for the Hundred Species Challenge!

24. Bouteloua curtipendula, Side Oats Gramma.
This is a very pretty grass!

25. Agoseris glauca, Mountain Dandelion

There are just a few of these on the slope

behind the house.

26. Oryzopis hymenoides, Indian Rice Grass

This was a species that we processed as part of the decomposition project at the Long Term Ecological Research Station. The samples were taken from the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. The work was done at the labs in Albuquerque.

27. Erigeron neomexicanus,
New Mexico Fleabane

Some people also call this a purple daisy.

28. Lactuca canadensis, Wild Lettuce.

The leaves are edible when young, but the stem contains a bitter, milky latex that ruins cow's milk.

This one is growing among:

29. Phlox divaricata, White Phlox or Sweet William.

I think that these are volunteers left over from the previous owner's gardening.

Happy plant hunting where you are!


christinemm said...

I enjoy these posts on the 100 species challenge. I had not heard of it until I read it on your blog. I want to read a bit more about it and start doing it.

christinemm said...

Oh! And your blog banner with the photo embedded instead of the little photo in your sidebar looks GREAT!

denise said...

I love seeing these plants. It is interesting to see so much that is different (and yet some that are the same) in such disparate climates.