Dec 22 2011
Dec 18 2011
Jul 29 2011
This photo of Staghorn Sumac [Rhus typhina] was taken at Trout Lake, Hermon, NY, on 29 July 2011. It is a member of the Cashew (Anacardiaceae) family. Harvesting Color shows it yielding a light brown dye with an Alum mordant and a green/gray-green with an iron one (Pages 100-103).
USDA Plants Listing: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=RHTY
Apr 03 2001
Crown Vetch [Securigera varia] found at Fletcher Park on 1 June 2013. It’s a member of the Pea (Fabaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 66-67, states “it’s a sprawling plant of roadsides, extensively planted as a ground cover for steep banks” and lists it as Coronilla varia. These flowers were on the border of a field that was in the process of being plowed.
USDA Plants Listing: Securigera varia