On the way to find citrons, I passed through the meadows where the wild things grow.
Agalinis, false foxglove.
Silkgrass, Pityopsis graminifolia
Flat to the ground leaves of Elephantapus
Only seed pods are left, the flowers have faded.
An area where dead limbs burned grows rabbit tobacco, sumac,
big bluestem wild cherry and goldenrod.
In the far view is a solid row of self-planted agalinis.
Closer look at Agalinis.
There is more agalinis than usual and more yellow daisies than
last year. Rabbit tobacco is scarce for some reason.
The grasses have changed. There is less broom sedge Andropogon virginicus. Other andopogons -- little bluestem and big bluestem are present. I didn't make pics of them nor Eragrostis spectabilis purple lovegrass, which reminds me that I looked at Gulf Muhly this morning and the infloresences are starting to show but not yet that beautiful pink haze.
I took the highway back home so I could show you my neighbor's fall decors.
I found citrons in the cornfield.
Diana reminded me that readers outside the rural south might not know citrons.
Citrons are a bitter melon akin to watermelons, but not tasty at all.