Monday, August 07, 2006

on this afternoon's walk

Goldenrod, probably Rough-stemmed, Solidago rugosa.

Wild grapevine. I am not certain of the variety, as apparently there are at least 5. Here's a fun recipe for making wine from wild grapes.
Virginia creeper, Parthenocissus quinquefolia, (above), on the fence, is occasionally mistaken for poison ivy, Rhus radicans (below, growing on the ground under the small trees and shrubs). Poison Ivy has only three leaves, and its leaves have no teeth. Virginia Creeper always has teeth on its leaves and the leaf consists of five leaflets.

2 Comments:

Blogger Jenn said...

Careful on the ivy description... it's a chameleon.

Standard procedure of 'leaves of three, leave it be' is recommended.

This is a great site for lots of info.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Kati said...

thanks for the link to a great site, Jenn

6:54 PM  

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