Nov 30 2013

Late November Signs Of Life

Published by at 7:30 am under Schenley Park,Trees,Winter Weeds & Trees

Witch hazel blooming in Schenley Park, 28 Nov 2013 (photo by Kate St. John)

Though it's been cold and snowy I found signs of life in Schenley Park on Thanksgiving Day.

Above, witch hazel is blooming along the Lower Trail.  The yellow flowers don't stand out but once you notice them you'll see several trees sporting lemon-peel petals.

Below, bush honeysuckle stands out green against the snow.  This out of synch condition reminds us that this plant is from another country.

nvasive plant out of sync with our seasons (photo by Kate St. John)

When you see green deciduous plants in the snow, check them out.  They're often imports.


(photos by Kate St. John)

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3 Responses to “Late November Signs Of Life”

  1. Josh Fecteauon 30 Nov 2013 at 9:03 am

    Yes, petals like lemon zest curls! A wonderful description of American Witch-hazel flowers.

  2. paul g. woodon 30 Nov 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I’m wary of non-indigenous plants because I think greening up at weird times of years must give them an edge over native species. Ditto at home, so I keep predators away and feed native birds with this yankee flipper feeder.

  3. Fernon 10 Jul 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Never thought about Winter green plants being misplaced. Makes sense.

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