Friday, October 27, 2017

Weed? Or healer?

On a logged-over site, still piled with logging slash, muddy-rutted by large machinery treads, carpeted with torn and broken branches, Ma Nature manages to create spots of beauty.

Wood groundsel, Senecio sylvaticus.

One of the new plants, getting ready to make a zillion seeds. Next year, the site will be green.
Scattered to plentiful, occasionally dominant, in non-forested communities on cutover, fire-disturbed, or continuously disturbed sites, where it inhabits exposed mineral soils. (From E-Flora, wood groundsel.)


  1. It's amazing how nature finds a way!

  2. We have lots of slashes near us in various degrees of regrowth. Each stage has its own stars. - Margy


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