This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Butterweed?

One of the flowers along the roadsides that has caught my attention is a small, bright yellow daisy. It looks like a ragwort, but I could not find any that quite fit. However, the descriptions of Butterweed (either Senecio glabellus or Packera glabella) seem to be the plant I am seeing.


There is another yellow flower blooming in the fields that from a distance looks very similar, but it has much smaller flowers. It seems to be one of the mustard family, and I am far from certain which one it is, but it looks a lot like Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress or yellow rocket.) Can anyone help out?

Anyone else notice that the mosquitoes are biting?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sunny flowers on a sunny day are good things.