Detangling botany

Cow parsnip question

Without looking at a specimen, there was quite some discussion among a subset of partiers this evening about this plant. Several of us went to actually look at it, thinking that might help (haha). I wasn’t sure, but comparing this photo to my wildflower book just now, I’m thinking cow parsnip. I’ll chat with the others about their conclusions in a day or two after they have had time with their reference materials….

Yellow goatsbeard seeds

This one’s easy however: a yellow goatsbeard (or perhaps a different Tragopogon spp.) that’s gone to seed. Or to fruit, technically. Confusing.

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