On a beautiful sunny, warm October day, I decided it's
time to take a walk in the woods. The wildflowers
would be presenting their autumnal beauty bathed in the golden light
of the Sun. A great opportunity for a photo opp!
Plains Chinese Lanterns
These are the seed pods of a Plains Chinese Lantern
or Purple Ground Cherry plant. The plant gets it's name
because the shape of the seed pod looks like
a Chinese Lantern. The flower is a blueish/purple bloom and
the fruit is like a cherry. Native Americans made
jelly from the berries.http://kswildflower.org/flower_details.php?flowerID=212
This is a pretty little yellow bloom called
Wingstem. It's a wildflower native to Kansas.
Snow on the Mountain
This native plant is one of my favorites. I love the
variegated, soft green leaves.
Pretty, but toxic to animals and humans.
There are many different kinds of Goldenrod.
I'm sorry but I can't figure this one out.
They are very pretty, though, and really light up the prairie.
My plan is to post again next week with more images
from Chaplin Nature Center.