It’s easy to miss the little beauties on the ground and those above us.
Iron Weed (Vernonia altissima) is a native that grows in bar ditches around here. I gathered seeds and put them in a pot. This one has done so so in a container but really should be sown in the grown.
The flower clusters are small but a bunch of them is eye catching.
Normally, it blooms in late spring and summer, but the cooler weather has revived it.
Native Americans used ground yarrow boiled in water and cooled as a wash to treat sunburns.
The berries on a Chinese Pistache tree (Pistacia chinensis) draws my eyes upward. This tree is a good choice for our area because it is pest free with a hardwood that is decay resistant. It was chosen as a Texas Super Star tree for many reasons. This great shade tree that has autumn color is one of my favorite trees.
The stems are shorter this time around than the earlier spring ones. Love these.
Looking straight up, the Crossvine (bignonia capreolata) has started to crawl across the top bars of the arbor. It’s nice when plants follow the plan.
Don’t you love the signs of fall and the cooler temperatures?
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