Thursday, June 4, 2015

Spring 3f: All the Rest

Although the number of tree species I track through the year seems big to me, I know there are many others, and sometimes these catch my attention.  

Here they are for May.

Larch, a boreal forest tree and our only deciduous conifer, on May 1st (2), 21st and 27th (2); Silverberry, an alien covered in silvery "hairs," on the 1st, 8th, 14th, & 28th (2).

A Mystery Tree growing right
 in my back yard on May 5th (2), 11th,14th (2) and 21st (2).  It's 
probably a choke cherry.

Witchhazel, whose bark make the drugstore astringent, on May 4th (2), 7th, 11th, 13th, and 28th (2).

European buckthorn, an alien invasive, and the card-carrying native, alder,
 on May 8th.

Garlic mustard, an alien invasive, violets (2) and highbush blueberry (2) on May 11th; white pine on the 11th and 23rd (3--the second with male cones ready for action, the last showing female cones pendant near ends of branches).

Mulberry on the 14th (2) and 18th;
Fox grape on the 15th.

Ginkgo, an ancient gymnosperm
(akin to pines) that is the only remaining member of its class,
on the 17th (2) and 28th (3).

Lilac on the 17th

Wild geranium, eastern red columbine,
(2) and black locust on the 23rd.

Black raspberry, oriental bittersweet (alien) and bayberry on the 30th.

And this ends the interminable Spring 3!

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