Nov. 12, 2019

Dudley's rush, Juncus dudleyi

It's almost as if Dudley's saying, "Nothing to see here! Just keep moving!" But we know right away that it's not true. Maybe there aren't any colorful petals, but we really do need to stop and take a look at what is there. Those aerodynamically perfect little corkscrews are fascinatingly beautiful. Designed exactly right for combing pollen out of passing air currents. So now we should move on, and stir things up a little. Move some air around and help pollinate Dudley. Dudley's rush grows in wet areas in every state and province except AK, FL, GA, HI, and NC. This has special concern status in Maine. Washtenaw Co MI, 6/2/12.