Mollie the wonder dog and I returned to our land of treasure to search for the elusive Prairie Larkspur seed. Some of my fellow garden bloggers have requested seed and so our work begins. Read about the previous treasure hunt linked here: Recovery.
In a matter of days the vacant lot had changed from a lush cool season grass prairie(vacant lot) of brome grass to a more refined warm season prairie with summer flowering forbs and grasses. The brome grass seed heads have turned to a golden brown with the grey and green foliage of the summer forbs and sub-shrubs.
Catclaw sensitive plant-Mimosa quadrivalvis and Downy Bromegrass-Bromus tectorum.
Amorpha canescens-Leadplant and Downy Bromegrass-Bromus tectorum.
Common milkweed seed.
Foxtail Barley-Hordeum jubatum
Waxy Leave Thistle-Cirsium undulatum
Whoolly Verbena-Verbena stricta(I think)
Whoops! Got a little sidetracked. I found the Prairie Larkspar! I had to review the photos from the previous post to locate the exact location. Original Photos:
There's the plants previously near the brush pile.
A few days later......see it?
It's the dead stick on the left side. ha ha. Nothing, no blooms, and no seedpods. While I was there I noticed a caterpillar. Need to get a photo of that.
Cool, but what's that next to it? A seedpod! I only got one seed. Bummer. Looks like my treasure hunt came up a little short. Guess I'll have to place closer attention next spring. Sorry folks.