Tuesday, June 28, 2005

I'd only ever seen these in yellow (with older leaves turning orange) - was quite a surprise to find a whole field of purple ones. We checked out an Audobon guide at the Meadow Glen Mall and determined that it's a trefoil of some sort. Funny - we did find them in a patch of clover. Posted by Hello

Another great save by Sisu: this is actually crown vetch! A peaflower with a crown shape. Wow.


Anonymous said...

Definitely the pea family . . . looks like Coronilla varia (Crown Vetch) . . .



Be said...

Madame, you rock.

I was making the incorrect assumption that they were a purple variant of the Birdsfoot Trefoil (Lotus corniculatus).

Everything was this great salade russe in a field across the street from the mall - crown vetches, birdsfeet, clover, morning glories, asters, little yellow things that we had no clue about, wild carrot...was mind-boggling!

Again, thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

My pleasure. I adore week ID's.