This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I took a stroll through the so-called wetlands north of the high school recently and found a plant that I did not know. (There are lots of those, but when they have striking flowers, I for some reason want to identify them.) I think it is ironweed, probably smooth ironweed rather than tall ironweed. It has a pretty flower, but apparently is not considered a desirable plant in pastures because livestock does not like it.