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Frostweed

Frostweed

Radnor Reflections, December 9, 2011

This strange phenomenon stopped us in our tracks today. When the temperature drops to around freezing, the stem of this plant, called Frostweed, exudes water that freezes into interesting shapes. In the summer, when there are some leaves and flowers present, I would recognize Frostweed as Tickweed. It has dozens of other common names because of its unique characteristics, but the scientific one that encompasses them all is Verbesina virginica. Whatever its called, I have a new appreciation for it.

Tickweed

Tickweed

Daisies

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Daisies

Radnor Reflections, May 14, 2011

I don’t know if these daisies are wild or remnants of the homes and farms that one occupied the land that is now Radnor Lake Nature Preserve, but they are always a welcome sight.

Spirea

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Bridal Wreath

Radnor Reflections, April 16, 2011

I love the old fashioned flowers. This spirea, or bridal wreath, blooms next to the lilac beside the caretaker’s cottage.

Redbud Blossoms

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Redbud Blossoms

March 26, 2011

A close-up of the redbud blossoms that are in full bloom at Radnor this week, with a bokeh texture layer from Paint the Moon replacing the background.