Sunday, May 24, 2009
Unidentified Wildflower (Later Identified)
I should hike with a plant identifcation guide in hand.
I loved these flowers but have no clue what plant this is.
Photo taken at my children's wilderness school on 5/09/09 in Connecticut. Our kids wanted to give my husband and I a tour of their place so we visited on a Saturday. I could write a whole story about just that hike but for now will just post this photo. Well I'll also say that I learned more about what they've learned that day than when I asked them in the past, "What did you do today?".
Updated 10/06/09: I believe I figured it out today. This is a wild parsnip which actually is a seed brought to the USA from Europe to grow as a garden parsnip. The seeds have escaped so some grow wild but it is the same exact plant cultivated in gardens to eat the root. I also learned this plant can create a rash when combined with sun exposure and also with sweating.
Here is a webpage with more info and photos.