Seen This Week and Final


Deptford pink, Butler County, 10 July 2022 (picture by Kate St. John)

16 July 2022

Flowers are blooming, fruits are ripening and the sky has been spectacular. Listed below are only a few issues seen outside this week and final.

  • Deptford pink’s (Dianthus armeria) small flower, at high, is value a more in-depth look. Native to Europe it does effectively in North America however is disappearing from the UK.
  • Enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea canadensis) was in bloom final week in Schenley Park, proven beneath.
Enchanter’s nightshade in bloom, Schenley Park (picture by Kate St. John)
  • Noticed wintergreen (Chimaphila maculata) is blooming in Butler County. This plant goes by a number of names together with “striped wintergreen.” Right here’s why it’s not pipsissewa.
Noticed wintergreen, Butler County, PA, 10 July 2022
  • Wineberry fruits (Rubus phoenicolasius) are ripening in Frick Park. This shrub was launched from Asia as breeding inventory for Rubus cultivars in 1890 but it surely grows so vigorously that it’s now invasive in Pennsylvania. Not like native raspberries, wineberries are sticky to the contact. They style effectively sufficient once you eat them within the woods however are boring on cereal. I attempted.
Wineberry, Frick Park, 14 July 2022 (picture by Kate St. John)
  • Bottlebrush buckeye flowers had been at their peak final week in Schenley Park. This closeup reveals the feathery stamens.
Bottlebrush buckeye, closeup of flower, 8 July 2022 (picture by Kate St. John)
Dawn in Pittsburgh, July 2022 (picture by Kate St. John)

(pictures by Kate St. John)



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