Seen This Week

Honewort at Conemaugh Trail, Indiana County, 20 June 2022 (photo by Kate St. John)

25 June 2022

This week was pleasant, then hot, and always buggy in the woods. A few flowers were blooming and berries are ripening.

  • Honewort’s (Cryptotaenia canadensis) tiny flowers are blooming in both Washington and Indiana Counties. The plant at top was along the Conemaugh Trail, site of the lone and rare Swainson’s warbler which was heard but not seen. More mosquitoes than flowers.
  • Forget-me-not (Myosotis sp.)
  • A rock made of sand and swamp lines. Since this is a landscaping rock I doubt it originated in Schenley Park where I found it.
  • Indian hemp / dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) is blooming in Frick Park.
  • White mulberries (Morus alba) are ripe and ready to eat.
Forget-me-not, Conemaugh Trail, 20 June 2022 (photo by Kate St. John)

Click on the image below to see a photo of the entire rock.

A rock made of sand and swamp lines, Schenley Park, 24 June 2022 (photo by Kate St. John)
Indian hemp in bloom, Frick Park, 23 June 2022 (photo by Kate St. John)

Click on the fruit photo below to see the branch where this mulberry came from in Frick Park.

(photos by Kate St. John)

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