Jun. 25, 2022

So much for that!

I posted this species, sweet William catchfly, day before yesterday. I noted that it was collected in this county in 1832, and had not been recorded since. Then I spotted it yesterday. It's growing with a bunch of other introduced plants in a "wildflower" planting along US-12 in the Irish Hills. The 1832 specimen was collected by Nathan Folwell. It struck me yesterday that other than the number of horses involved in our transportation, we may have been having a very similar experience. (And my wife says none of you are likely to believe this was a coincidence.)