Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Building of a Journal Page--Pam Johnson Brickell
On Sunday I sketched two plants that I'd seen plenty of times when living in Western NY, but had never taken time to sit and study them. I left room for plant names only to discover that I forgot to pack my wildflower guide book!!!!!!!! Arguhhhhhh!
Lucky for me, that a blogging friend, Carol, came to my rescue. It was driving me crazy that I might have to wait a few more weeks to find the answer!
Keeping this craziness in mind....... does anyone know what plant this is? Suggestions so far are loosestrife or abutilon families, but when I google this info, none of the images match my specimen. The flowers hang down and are single. I'm thinking that perhaps the 'lantern' type structure grows more after the flower dies...... but then, I could be all wet :) The plant is growing right beside the Nightshade and Jewelweed, next to a creek, full sun, western NY.