Plants first seen blooming in the month of Octboer:
- panicled aster
- black-eyed Susan
- Jerusalem artichoke
- small wood sunflower
- wild marjoram (alien)
And since I don’t expect to find anything new in November (unless I find witch hazel; I know it’s out there), the 2014 totals are:
- 276 native species in 77 families
- 75 alien species in 30 families
for a grand total of 351 species in 81 families, along the Potomac River and C&O Canal from Violette’s Lock south to the American Legion Bridge, and the last mile of Cabin John Creek. Oh, and that’s not including the 5 asters, 5 violets, 7 grasses, and a few others that I was never able to narrow down to the species level.
Not too shabby.
ps – found witch hazel (fotd yesterday), but not in the Potomac gorge area.
bumblebee crashing honeybee’s party on silver-rod