Curly dock also known as Rumex crispus, is a very adaptable plant, flourishing in a variety of different habitats including roadsides, the edges of woodlands, meadows, and in wet areas. This unwanted plant competes with other plants for resources and contains mild toxicity, especially its leaves.
Yellow dock, curled dock & also known as sour dock
Despite the name, california bulrush doesn't grow only in California. On the contrary, this tall sedge occurs in wetlands across all of southern North America, as well as South America. It's a vigorous grower that produces flowers from spring to summer and it's often used to prevent soil erosion.
These bulrush grow from 6 feet up to 12 feet tall
Soaring bulrush against the sunset
Old bulrush from last season
Intentional camera movement (ICM) - CA Bulrush
A osprey looking to dive into the pond for its meal.
The stem is densely covered with sharp thorns.
Musk or Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans) is a plant species native to Europe and Asia. The nodding thistle is considered an invasive species in North America, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. It has been eradicated in Southern California. In Colorado, several thistle species made it into the ‘B’ Noxious Weed list.
The state is devising a plan to stop the continued spread of these species listed in their ‘B’ list.
Broadleaf cattails grow on the borders between wet and dry land. They tend to form dense monocultures that can take over wetland areas. Their starchy roots were staple food sources for some indigenous peoples. Broadleaf cattail leaves can be used for mats and roof thatching, and the feathery, water-repellant seeds make good filling for bedding and life jackets.
There are about 30 species of tall reedy cattails
Thousands of seeds are send into the air when the Cattail explode
Eagle River running a stone throw away by the pond
“At the brink of absolute.” - separate me no more!
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