Tuesday, September 09, 2008

20. Staghorn Sumac

Got this photo of Rhus typhina (hirta) a few weeks ago when the berries were bright. I walked by this spot on Sunday and the berries look dark and drying. Part of the Cashew family (others in this family include poison ivy and mango), the leaves of the Staghorn Sumac as well as the Dwarf and Smooth Sumacs turn red in the fall.

Monday, September 08, 2008

19. Annual ragweed

Will have to go back out (do I dare? Ah-choo, ah-choo!) and see if I can get a more recent picture of the lovely crop of Ambrosia artemisiifolia currently blooming. Part of the aster family.