27 July 2010

Wild flowers: Rudbeckia and rumex

I've talked about the wildflowers along my daily bicycle commute before. Well, right now they are putting on quite a show again. Black eyed susan (Rudbeckia fulgida I think. I'm never sure on rudbeckia species) and behind it the weed, curly dock (Rumex crispus) with a few unidentified grasses mixed in.
 I would never think of letting dock in my garden, but I have to say the brown of the dried seed heads forms an amazing back drop for the rudbeckia flowers. Once again, nature proves to have very sophisticated tastes in design.

4 comments:

meemsnyc said...

That is pretty! I love black eyed susans! Very bright and always puts a smile on my face.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That's the kind of plant I always admire when I visit the prairie. No way would I allow it at home in my little garden.

Greensparrow said...

Meems -- Yes, they are bright and cheery. I love seeing them every morning. But I agree with you, Mrs. MD: Not in my garden! Not enough room at the moment. Maybe someday when I have acres and acres...

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