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Tag Archives: rosinweed
Nearly-decapitated sunflower heads, scattered across the prairie. Oh, the devastation! Who could be carrying out such an evil plan? (Ok, more accurately, a weevil plan?) The head-clipping weevil, aka the Silphium weevil (Haplorhynchites aeneus) is a small dark-colored weevil, less … Continue reading
This the time of year when I start getting antsy to see green vegetation, flowers, and insects again. Since our prairies are still brown and dormant, I have to live through photographs from previous field seasons. Here is a photo from August 2012 I found yesterday … Continue reading
It’s a tough time of year to be a wildflower photographer. The first spring flowers are still months away, and fall flowers are a distant memory. What’s a guy to do? Gotta make the best of things, I guess. Here’s … Continue reading
I’m up on the Niobrara River again, but this week’s photo comes from back down on the Platte. It’s awfully dry, but even in the drought there are some areas of green and even some blooming flowers – including these … Continue reading
Entire-leaf rosinweed (Silphium integrifolium) looks much like a sunflower when it’s blooming, but it and its close relatives are actually pretty different from sunflowers. One major difference is the shape and location of the seeds. Sunflowers produce seeds in the … Continue reading