Sunday, June 4, 2017

Aunt Lucy

A new wildflower for me, Aunt Lucy, Ilsia nyctelea, is in the Waterleaf family. Except for many coastal states and provences, Aunt Lucy is found across much of North America. Scott King and I encountered it in the wood edge in River Bend Nature Center on 26 May 2017. I tried unsuccessfully to use my new app, Pl@ntNet to identify it. Later Scott found it again in the Carleton College arboretum. Aunt Lucy is a native wildflower, which grows in woodlands and disturbed areas. It is considered a weed in gardens, nurseries, and in cities (Illinois Wildflowers).

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