Serpentine Barrens

Mark Fickett Photography and Miscellanea

umbrella sedge

Plants seen visiting the serpentine barrens at the Willisbrook Preserve with Mary Westervelt. Thanks to her and Sally Willig for IDs! Above, a species of umbrella sedge (of the genus Cyperus, and related to Cyperus papyrus).

whorled milkweed

Whorled milkweed.

fame flower

Round-leaved fame flower (more images).

autumn olive

Leaves of autumn olive (detail of a leaf's underside).

grass seeds

Purple top (probably).

bull thistles

Bull thistle.

2013 Sep 02
willisbrook preserve serpentine barrens